Don’t miss your chance to apply for higher education funding

Officers and staff can now apply for financial support through our Bursary Scheme

Police officers and staff across England and Wales still have time to apply for a scheme that offers them financial support towards higher education.

The College Bursary Scheme reopened last month for its third year of applications, having awarded funding to more than 100 officers over the past two years.

Three quarters of the successful applicants in previous years were constables, sergeants or police staff. For many it led to their first experience of higher education study.

This year's scheme is open to police officers and staff in forces in England and Wales who are, or sign up to become, free members of the College of Policing. Members can then apply for up to £3,000 per year towards their tuition fees for up to two years of study.

Conditions of applying include:

  1. Study includes a research component, for example, a module on social research methods or a research dissertation that will contribute to evidence-based policing.
  2. Applicants have demonstrated how the course is relevant to their role or professional development.

This year's application process is expected to be very competitive for around 20 to 30 awards. Officers and staff have until Monday, 23 April 2018 to submit their applications.

Rachel Tuffin, Director at the College of Policing, said: "The Bursary Scheme offers real financial support for officers and staff who want to study and build the evidence base in policing. The scheme is open to everyone irrespective of rank, grade or existing qualifications. The scheme has funded people working towards a degree who have not studied since school, as well as officers and staff working towards PhDs in different areas of policing. We are committed to supporting a policing culture which values ongoing learning and I am delighted to extend this opportunity to members this year."

Further details of the Bursary Scheme, and the application process can be found on the Members website (requires membership login).

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