The Isabella H. Stevens Student Loan Fund has been established by Mr. Stephen E. Stevens in memory of his wife, to assist students who are in, or may be facing, financial difficulty.
Any loan offered from the Isabella H. Stevens Student Loan Fund has to be paid back but it is INTEREST FREE. Loan awards are based on the assessment of financial need, determined by a review of the evidence of income and expenditure supported by the application form below, and your personal circumstances. The loan award can be used to support all forms of financial expenses in support of you successfully completing your studies.
You should always ensure you have applied for all the funding you are entitled to receive before apply for an Isabella H. Stevens Student Loan.
How to Apply
Can I work and study?
Where can I find jobs?
Our Careers and Employability Service is one place to start looking for part-time and vacation jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more.
You may want to think about:
National Minimum Wage (2016 current rates: £3.87 if 18 or younger, £5.30 if between the ages of 18-20 and £6.70 if ages 21 or over)
Get more information on through our Careers and Employability service.
If you're a full-time student, you're not usually eligible to claim benefits. However some benefits are currently unaffected by studying; these include Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits, Child Benefit, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) as DLA is now known. The UK benefits is currently changing and many of these benefits are currently being replaced by Universal Credit.
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If I'm a student, do I have to pay tax?
How can I make sure I don't pay too much income tax?
The work I'm doing is classed as self-employment, what should I do?
Grants are available from a wide range of charities and trusts. Amounts vary; they probably won't be large but they can make a difference.
Trusts give grants for many different reasons including: where you live, you/your parents' occupations, whether you have been looked after in local authority care, disability, religious background, ethnicity, lifestyle (eg vegetarian), surname and for specific purposes like postgraduate study, rent deposit, small business grants and so on.
This section gives you information on where to look for trusts and charities, how to apply and some individual trusts
Where to look for Trusts and Charities
The Times list of funds that will help current and past members of trades and professions and their dependants
Directory of Grant Making Trusts - available in the Library at Stirling and Highland Campuses.
General Trust Funds:
Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust
Applications forms are available from the 1st April and the closing date is usually in June. Applications can be collected from the Student Services Hub at 2Z Cottrell.
Who can apply?
Undergrads who have completed at least one year of study; postgrads - taught and research AND whose ordinary residence is in Scotland and studying anywhere including Scotland OR students whose ordinary residence is outside the United Kingdom and studying in Scotland. Bursaries generally range from £500 to £3,000
Full details and application forms will be on Student Money Advice pages on Canvas.
Sutherland Page Trust
Applications are available from 22nd September 2016 and the closing date is 18th November 2016. Applications can be collected from the Student Services Hub at 2Z Cottrell Building.
Who can apply?
Any undergraduate or postgraduate student at a Scottish university who was born in Scotland or has at least one parent born in Scotland or has been domiciled in Scotland or ordinarily resident in Scotland for three continuous years immediately prior to entry to a Scottish University and
For study at Stirling, check out the University's scholarship finder.
Or go to specific information for: