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President’s Award Scheme

The President’s Award Scheme (PAS) offers two separate bursaries for eligible beneficiaries: Educational Scholarships and Educational Grants.

1. Educational Scholarships

Educational scholarships of up to £1500 are available to dependants of Serving and ex-Service personnel. Dependant children applying for this scholarship must be under the age of 21. Funding can only be considered for a first degree. No funding can be considered for Post-Graduate studies.

Up to £1,500 may be awarded to beneficiaries and should be used towards the cost of course fees, books, travel/living costs, or any other specific need relating to the course.

To qualify for an Educational Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a dependant of a Serving or ex-Serviceman or woman and under the age of 21
  • Be ex-service personnel
  • Be a spouse/partner of a Serving or ex-Serviceman or woman (this includes widows, widowers, divorced spouses/partners who have not re-married and not in another cohabitating relationship)*

*For exact definitions, please view the document Beneficiary Definitions PDF

2. Educational Grants

Educational grants of up to £500 are offered to ex-Service personnel, dependants and spouses/partners wishing to complete educational courses or re-training schemes.

If you are in the process of re-training for a new career, this scheme will also consider issuing a small grant towards the course costs as well as costs for text books and travel costs.

To qualify for an Educational Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a dependant of a Serving or ex-Serviceman or woman (if above the age of 20, the connection must be via a spouse/partner and not via parents)
  • Be ex-Service personnel
  • Be a spouse/partner* of a Serving or ex-Serviceman or woman

*For exact definitions, please view the document Beneficiary Definitions PDF (184 kb)

How to apply

If you think you meet the above criteria and you’d like to apply to this scheme, please contact our Welfare Team on 0203 207 2183 or email wswelfare@britishlegion.org.uk. If we are unable to assist you for any reason our team will signpost you to other agencies who may be able to help.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applications under this scheme are approved by a Committee who meet three times a year.

  • The President's Award Scheme is available to non commisioned ranks only.