Deadline for £10k accountancy bursary approaches

Foundation bursary deadline
By CA Today

11 May 2018

Students from disadvantaged communities have until 18 May to apply for accountancy and finance bursaries through the ICAS Foundation.

The ICAS Foundation charity is offering bursaries to academically-talented students from disadvantaged communities who want to study accountancy or a finance-related degree.

Students who are eligible to receive a Scottish Government Young Students Bursary and students with an offer from the University of Birmingham, to study accountancy or finance, are eligible to apply. For guidance on eligibility visit

These bursaries will provide real benefits to students, their families, firms, business and society as a whole by widening access to the accountancy profession.

Bursaries of up to £10,000, payable over four years, will normally be made available.

The ICAS Foundation scheme includes mentor support and help in securing a paid internship at the end of year 3.

Linda Jamieson, Head of the ICAS Foundation said: "The ICAS Foundation is providing opportunities to students who have the talent but lack the financial means to realise their ambitions in studying accountancy and finance.

“The foundation, which is generously supported by ICAS members and other benefactors, is widening access to the profession. Currently 150 students are benefiting from its work."

Applications for the ICAS Foundation Bursaries can be made by downloading the bursary application from the ICAS Foundation website.

The closing date for applications is 18 May 2018.


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