Free accommodation for care leavers attending university

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Care leavers attending university can now apply for free accommodation as applications for an extended higher education scholarship open.

A total of 70 slots are available for available to care leavers under the age of 25 who will be attending university at one of 28 participating establishments over the next academic year.

Previously only ten universities participated in the scheme.

The funding, from educational charity the Unite Foundation, is also open to young people who have become seriously estranged from their families.

Unite Foundation manager Helen Arber said they hoped the scholarship would contribute to lessening the disadvantages faced by care leavers in higher education.

“A Unite Foundation scholarship means a rent-free university home for three years of degree studies. It also brings other benefits, such as work placements and activities that support successful study and future careers.”

To date 179 students have received Unite Foundation scholarships.

The closing date for scholarship applications this year is May 31.

Read more here.

Photo by David Morris via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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