Bursaries are available for students whose parents, without financial assistance, would not be able to send their daughter to the College.
The student must show a very high degree of both ability and motivation, as well as the right attitude towards learning, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Jersey College for Girls.
Bursaries are awarded on a full, half or partial basis.
The administration of the various Bursaries available for students at Jersey College for Girls is handled by the Clerk to the Governing Body and the Principal on behalf of the Governing Body and the Trusts named below. The role of the Principal is to help match demand for financial assistance with supply. The final decision will always remain the Trustees’ in accordance with the terms of their trust instrument and their duties under law.
All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.
Upon completion of the application form (available to download electronically below or from the College), applicants will be informed as soon as possible of the recommendations approved by the various Trustees.
As a guide total parental/household income in excess of £48,000 per annum would not normally enable a student to benefit from a bursary. If your household income exceeds this amount but is less than £54,000 then you will be able to apply for financial assistance for school trips/extra curricular opportunities.
Parents seeking a bursary should complete a form, ask for it to be certified by the tax office and then return it to the College. All income must be shown on the form, whether it is taxed in Jersey or not. Note: The Income Tax Department will not be able to certify your form unless they have received your completed tax return.
Parents who are proprietors, partners, directors or substantial shareholders in any business undertaking, or trust, or who exercise control over that undertaking should submit a complete copy of the previous year’s certified accounts together with the certified form. As is the case with student awards any benefit accruing from a business or a trust will be judged as income, whether that benefit is remitted to the person concerned or not.
Where a student’s parents are divorced, parents should also provide a copy of any court orders relating to maintenance and care and control.
Parents applying for short term financial help should write a letter to accompany their form explaining the cause of the alteration in their level of income and submit supporting documentation where it is available.
Parents who have more than one daughter at JCG should complete one form only.
If an application is successful parents must complete a new assessment form each year to confirm that their financial circumstances have not changed.
Parents may apply for short term help at any point during the year. Normally, applications for long term bursaries will be considered in February for an award the following September so parents seeking assistance for Year 10 should apply in Year 9. Please note that it may take several weeks for your application to be processed. Completed application forms, certified by the Tax Office will need to be returned to the College by the third week of February. In order to be able to meet the deadline, parents will need to ensure that their income tax return, showing the previous year’s income and the application form are completed and submitted to the Tax Office as early as possible in January.
Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
All bursaries are subject to annual review. The size of the award is related to the level of parental income and so may vary from year to year (or cease altogether if there has been a significant increase). Bursaries are awarded subject to satisfactory attendance, behaviour and academic performance. Awards may be withdrawn from students who fail to meet these conditions. Awards are decided by the Principal acting on the advice of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Governing Body.
Should you require further details please email The Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Lisa Biddlecombe, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Leopold Davis Scholarship Trust
This Scholarship gives assistance to students who must be born in the Island of Jersey or, if not, one of their parents must be so. The student must have attended a school in Jersey for not less than two years to qualify.
The Trustees may decide to meet the full or part of the cost of the student’s attendance based upon the personal circumstances of the applicants.
The Dome Charitable Trust
This new Scholarship scheme will commence in September 2016 for a guaranteed period of five years. At the end of the five year period the Scholarship Scheme will be reviewed.
The Scholarship will be available to an able student whose parents, without financial assistance, would not be able to send their daughter to College. The student must show a very high degree of both ability and motivation, as well as the right attitude towards learning, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Jersey College for Girls.
If a suitable candidate is found each year, the Trustees will award a Scholarship and this will cover the period until the year in which she becomes eighteen, subject to continued motivation and the parents’ financial circumstances being similar to those when the Scholarship was awarded.
Awards under the previous schemes will be honoured.
Centenary Bursary Fund
The fund exists to help with the initial expenses of a student entering Year 7 at Jersey College for Girls. The sum awarded is not a fixed amount and is comparatively modest, but should be sufficient to meet the cost of one or two major items of uniform or equipment.
Parents who would like to apply to the Fund should write to the Principal and be prepared to supply a statement of income.
Each year the College puts aside funds to provide students with financial assistance. Bursaries of between 10% and 100% are given following completion of the application form.
JCG Foundation Bursary
This Bursary may decide to meet the full or part of the cost of a student’s attendance at the College based on the personal circumstances of the applicants.
Financial Assistance for School Trips
This fund exists to assist students wishing to access the wide range of school trips, expeditions and ex-curricular opportunities. The maximum monetary value a student can receive per academic year is £1,000. The award is dependent upon the household income not exceeding £54,000 per annum. If a student wishes to request financial assistance for more than one trip, expedition or extra-curricular opportunity, this will be considered up to the maximum of £1,000 in total for the academic year.
For those students receiving a bursary, applications for financial assistance up to a maximum of £1,000 per academic year, should be made in writing to the Principal.