What is the main Grants scheme?
Student Finance England is the primary grant programme in the United Kingdom, providing financial aid to qualifying students to pay tuition fees, living expenses, and other expenditures.
The programme provides a variety of funds, including maintenance grants, special assistance awards, and grants for adult dependents.
In addition to Student Finance England, there are additional grant programmes, such as those sponsored by charity organisations and private foundations, accessible to students.
What are common grant types?
Typical forms of awards include grants based on need, merit, project grants, and bursaries.
The purpose of need-based grants is to assist students who show financial need in covering tuition, living expenses, and other expenditures.
Students who have proven extraordinary academic or extracurricular accomplishments are granted merit-based awards.
The purpose of project grants is to fund educational endeavours, such as research or other activities. Bursaries are awards given to students based on specified criteria, such as academic accomplishment, financial necessity, or membership in a particular sector or group.