Ashton Sixth Form College’s 16-19 Bursary fund can help 16-19* year olds where they may struggle financially.

There are two bursaries available.

Category A

This bursary is for the most vulnerable students who fall into the following groups:

  • Students in care or care leavers
  • Students who are on Income Support or Universal Credit Payment in their own name
  • Students in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment

Discretionary Bursary

This bursary is open for all 16-19* year olds to apply for and is granted normally on household income; however other exceptional circumstances will be considered.

*Students must be aged under 19 years on the 31st August in the academic year that they start the courses. Students on the NHS Cadets course (who are paid directly by the NHS) are not eligible.

How much will I get?

Category A Bursary

Eligible for up to £1200 per year paid normally at £30 per week. The remaining fund will be used to pay for trips, exam resits or other college expenses.

Discretionary Bursary

We will normally pay a weekly amount of between £15 and £20 per week, subject to the number of successful applicants. The college may also substitute the cash payment for travel passes or lunch vouchers at the college’s discretion.

All bursaries are paid subject to full attendance.

How do I apply?

Bursary application forms can be downloaded here. This includes Procedures and Guidance which you should read carefully.

Please complete, print and return your completed bursary form to the student services reception desk.

Bursary guidance notes are also available to view here.


You can also apply for free school meals by completing a second form, which you can download here.

Please submit your application form to the Bursary office in Student Services.