Bursary vs. Scholarship

What is a Bursary?

  • funding for college/university bound students based on financial need
  • you don’t have to pay it back
  • you need to complete an application

What is a Scholarship?

  • funding for college/university bound students based on marks, talent, or some other criteria
  • you don’t have to pay it back
  • an application is often required

When do I apply?

  • as soon as you have applied to college/university
  • you can apply without having received an offer in some cases

Where do I find out about Bursaries?

  • The Financial Aid Office/Webpage of the College/University you plan to attend
  • Check the EDSS Guidance Webpage