Scholarships & Bursaries

(9 Posts)
Tigerblue Thu 22-Sep-16 09:50:05

Rather than go onto Sixth Form, DD wants to look into applying for a music Scholarship. I understand bursaries are income related and wonder if there's a scale somewhere that would give us an idea of how much help we might qualify for as I'm worried this is going to stretch us too much.

exexpat Thu 22-Sep-16 09:55:21

It depends entirely on which school(s) you are applying to. If you call them, they will usually give you all the information you need.

Tigerblue Thu 22-Sep-16 14:56:19

Thanks for your reply - I'll give them a call.

Gruach Thu 22-Sep-16 22:58:45

It might be sensible to ensure you have thoroughly read all the relevant information on individual schools' websites first.

Even if you have a particular place in mind it's helpful to compare a few so you gain some idea of the range of possibilities.

And without seeing a detailed breakdown of your income, assets and outgoings (and having a chance to consider your daughter's potential) it's unlikely that they could give you any definitive answer over the phone.

Tigerblue Fri 23-Sep-16 10:30:27

Gruach, thanks again for your reply. She has three places in mind. She going to an open morning this weekend for one, so hopefully they can give us a rough idea.

I phoned the school that states it requires a higher standard - the music department stated she's exactly the level they'd want so. No one available in bursary department, but I was put through to Head who was helpful about process.

I think we'll just have to go through the process and see what if anything is offered scholarship wise and then if we are comfortable with the amount required.

Gruach Fri 23-Sep-16 12:15:30

That is the way it usually works.

No shortcuts or secret handshakes. grin

(Which is why back ups are rather vital.)

Pradaqueen Sun 25-Sep-16 01:44:56

Tiger - join the musicians thread in extra curricular activities. Plenty of parents on there with kids attending specialist music schools or with music scholarships. There is a particular government grant I think to allow kids to attend dance and music schools full time if you are thinking about that. Sorry the grant name escapes me but someone on there will know. Hope you enjoyed your open day today. Re: bursaries there are form to complete before you apply and are very detailed about your financial situation and will normally give an outline of the level of assistance available. It is about income left after commitments generally not just income level.

Gruach Sun 25-Sep-16 08:25:11

Ah ... Yes, if you meant specialist music schools I gather the bursary route is slightly different.

My comments were focused on non-specialist independent schools offering music scholarships for sixth form. Apologies if I've only added to uncertainty! (Though perhaps such schools might be an alternative?)

Pradaqueen Sun 25-Sep-16 11:59:26

No I meant both! Plenty of advice on that thread.

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