The Black Heart Scholarship Programme, providing access to education for under-resourced individuals from under-represented communities (application deadline: 31 October 2021)

In 2013 the Black Heart Foundation launched the Black Heart Scholarship Programme. The Scholarship Programme awards several annual bursaries to qualified candidates to advance their educational goals and life aspirations.

Applications are now open for the Black Heart Scholarship Programme to inspire aspiration and remove barriers to achievement for the people it helps and serves. The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 October 2021.

The process is open to all stages of education from preparatory education to post graduate schooling and the bursaries can be applied to the costs of formal (classroom/school) education or experiential education (field/community).

The Foundation’s primary focus is educational access, learning, aspiration and achievement for under-resourced people from under-represented communities. The Foundation also proactively supports local organisations by distributing grants to initiatives that support the community and provide coaching and pastoral care to talented, ambitious and committed young people.

The Foundation’s primary aim is to provide gap funding, with the amount of funding awarded assessed on an individual basis. Applications are reviewed on a holistic basis taking into account educational activity, finances, social circumstances and personal aims for future outcomes. 

Eligibility Criteria

1. The Scholarship Programme supports candidates with their educational endeavours primarily in the UK and US but is open to considering work in other education resource limited geographies. The demand for scholarships is high and therefore submissions that are closely aligned to the aims of he Foundation have the highest chance of successful application.

2. The scholarship programme is open to all who are hardworking, under-resourced and who have ambition. All applications are reviewed holistically and are assessed on an individual basis. The application is not limited to University courses, they encourage all those pursuing vocational and non-traditional courses to also apply.

For more information, please visit Black Heart Foundation website. The deadline for applications to the Scholarship Programme is Sunday 31 October 2021.