Over £1,000 incentive to help young people continue in education
Stoke-on-Trent College has unveiled a new Discretionary Maintenance Allowance (DMA) bursary scheme to help students who may otherwise struggle to continue in education.
The DMA bursary provides free travel, books and equipment. Learners can also receive termly cash bonuses totalling £200 pounds if they attend their chosen course of study and achieve their qualification.
The scheme is open to all young people aged 16 to 18, whose family income is £20,000 a year or under.
Stoke on Trent College Principal, Sarah Robinson, said:
“We are committed to providing education for all at Stoke-on-Trent College.
Stoke-on-Trent College is well known for its vocational courses which equip students with the skills necessary to get the job they are looking for.
By giving people access to vocational education we believe we have an important role to play in providing economic growth for the future of Staffordshire and its residents.”
Stoke on Trent College is Staffordshire’s largest provider of apprenticeships and has a wide range of vocational courses on offer.
The college also works with organisations including the NHS, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and individual companies to help trainees gain qualifications and jobs.
The bursary scheme will be available to students starting college in September.
A hotline has been set up for applicants – 01782 603604
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