Before you apply to be considered for an award, please check the following carefully. You can also save your application and come back to it at any time:
Am I Eligible?
Please check on whether you are eligible. You can check your eligibility more fully by clicking on the ‘Check Eligibility’ heading at the top of the page.
- You must have been resident in Glasgow for five years continuously prior to making you application i.e. Glasgow as your main place of residence
- You must not have moved to Glasgow solely for the purpose of study
- Your postcode must fall in the defined Glasgow boundary used by the Trust
- You are one of the categories of people who can apply as per the ‘Who Can Apply’ section
- Your course cannot already have started when applying
All applications are submitted online. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria before an application can be made.
The Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust Committee meets four times a year: in March, June, September and December. You should make an application (after you check your eligibility) at these times:
Please note that your academic year should not already have started.
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No. The Trust criteria states that applicants must have lived in Glasgow continuously for at least 5 years before making their application (as their main place of residence). Applicants must not have moved to Glasgow for study purposes. A residential status check will be carried out by the Trust covering the last 5 years. So, if you were born in Glasgow, lived there for 5 years and then moved away you will not be eligible to apply.
Yes, you can. However, the Glasgow residency requirements remain.
I’ve applied for support from other sources. Do I need to provide evidence to the Trust if I’ve been successful?
The Trust will require you to provide evidence of your fee costs and how you have met that cost. This should highlight if other funders have supported your costs.
You should only apply for an award if you have some proof of enrolment that you have been accepted on to a course. This can include conditional acceptance. However, you will have to provide evidence that you have been fully accepted onto a course at a later stage before any award can be released.
No. You cannot apply to the Trust for support for the current academic year if your course has already started. You can, however, apply for support for the next academic year if that is relevant. Please check the website for the application submission deadlines.
For those undertaking academic courses, the Trust expects you to provide contact details of two referees.
- one must be an academic referee
- the second, either another academic referee or a professional/personal referee.
For those undertaking vocational courses, you might want to
- contact your current or previous employer to be one referee,
- contact a personal referee or your course leader as your second referee.
Your referees will be contacted directly by the Trust where they will receive a link to a short online Reference Form which they will have to complete. Applicants should note that their application can only move to the next stages once references have been received in this way. Please note that your personal referee cannot be yourself, a family member, ex-partner or current partner. Also, you cannot use your own email address as a referee contact e-mail address.
You will be informed by email with a decision following a Trust Committee meeting.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback as to why individual applications may have been rejected.
The Trust can help meet the costs of your course fees up to a maximum of £1,650. An award can also help with the costs of books and materials for your course, and with your everyday travel costs to and from your place of study. Alongside fees and materials, an award can also contribute to your living expenses, and can help with childcare costs.
The Trust can help meet the costs of your course fees up to a maximum of £1650. An award can also help with the costs of books and materials for your course, and with your everyday travel costs to and from your place of study. Alongside fees and materials, an award can also contribute to your living expenses, and can help with childcare costs.
The Trust can help meet the costs of your course fees. Support can be provided for accredited courses only. Awards are generally paid directly to your course provider.
The Trust can help meet the costs of your course fees and some other costs associated with your studies up to a maximum of £1,650. This can include the costs of materials you need for your course, to help buy any instruments or specialist equipment, and/or help with childcare costs whilst you are studying.
Financial support is available for schools to allocate towards transport costs. The Trust will require confirmation prior to considering an application that 50% of the costs have been secured. The maximum grant available is £1,000. Please click here to view the application form.
If you change your course, you will be required to submit a new application for consideration by the Trust. Your current application will be voided.
You must inform us of any delay in starting your course. This may in turn mean a delay in awarding your award.
I am deferring my studies, but I’ve already been told I will receive an award. Can I defer receipt of the award until I start my course?
No. You will not be eligible to receive the agreed award. You will have to re-apply.
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Yes, you can apply for the duration of your studies e.g. if you are on a 2 year postgraduate course, you can have an award covering both years. You will have to apply annually on the dates set by the Trust, to be considered for any further awards.
I’m due to start the Final year of my Four-Year course. Can I apply for an award for my final year if I meet the criteria?
Yes, you can apply for support for any academic year of your course providing the academic year has not yet started. In this particular case, you would not receive any support for your Third Year if you are applying when that year has already started. You can however apply for support for your final year. Please check the website for application submission dates.
Your College or University may be able to provide information on other possible funding sources, either internal or external. You may also wish to visit the SAAS website which also provides useful funding information for students, or carry out an internet search.
Please ensure you read the relevant FAQS and look carefully over the website as this should cover the information you need before you decide to make an application.
You will receive an email to tell you the Trust has received your application. Please ensure you check your inbox and spam for this email.
Please use our online contact form. You will hear back from the Trust within 3 working days.
We may call or text you on occasion, but generally we will email you.