Scholarships for children whose parent died in service
You can apply for help with the costs of further and higher education if all of the following are true:
- one of your parents died as a result of their service in the armed forces
- your parent died on or after 1 January 1990
- you’re 16 or over and in full-time education
- you or a surviving parent receive bereavement benefits from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme, War Pension scheme or Armed Forces Attributable Benefits scheme
You can’t apply if you were the foster child of the person who died.
What you can use the scholarship for
You can use the money to pay tuition fees and your maintenance for:
- a further education course of up to 3 years
- your first undergraduate course at a UK university or other higher education institution (such as a college or art school) - this can include study abroad if it’s part of the course
- a higher level technical education course at qualification levels 4, 5 or 6
If you’re unsure about the type of course ask the college or university you want to apply to.