Students & Applicants
How can a HKF bursary help me
If you are awarded a HKF bursary you will have access to
-Financial support of a bursary worth up to £2,250 payable in annual instalments
-to staff for a well being and pastoral support
-support for seeking help with work placements
-Invitation to the House of Lords to celebrate your bursary
Applying to the Foundation
The Foundation exists to support students who want to study at University. We can only accept applications if you are studying at an FE college or have previously studied at an FE college. If you are studying at an Academy, schools or non FE institution we cannot accept your application and would advise you to try other organisations such as grantfairy.com or turn2us. When you are ready to apply to us we encourage you to seek support from your college or personal tutor.
Tell your college
Please note it is important you let your college know that you are applying as the college can only submit a total of 5 applications.In addition you will need a reference from you college, your application will be rejected without a reference. After the closing date your application form is assessed by panel of trustees and staff. We aim to inform all applicants by the end of August. If you are successful we will send you some forms to complete which are asking you to confirm that you are happy to accept the award and also informs you who your sponsor is. If you are unsuccessful we keep your details in file for a year in the case an award becomes available.
What does the application look like
Payments are made in 3 instalments as follows
Year 1 Nov: £750
Year 2 Nov: £750
Year 3 Nov: £750
We also send your sponsor your profile and a photograph yourself which is compiled by using your answers to your questions and your tutors reference. This profile is purely for the sponsor and is not used for any kind of publicity or shared externally.