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Bursary Scheme

Help for students to cover up to 75% of costs

If you can’t afford the full cost of taking part in Poetry School activities, but aren’t eligible for concessionary rates, you can apply for a bursary to cover up to 75% of course activity costs, or up to 50% for seminars.

The maximum you can apply for is £300 in any given year, though in exceptional circumstances we may be able to offer more. Priority is given to people who have not received financial support from us before.

The Poetry School bursary scheme is supported by the generosity of students and other donors, for which we are very grateful, and bursary awards are dependent on the funds available each term, based on donations.

To apply for a bursary, please contact John Canfield on john@poetryschool.com for a bursary application form. The deadline for bursary applications for the Summer term is April 9th.

Bursary funding is applied to courses, rather than individuals, therefore once we receive a bursary application we will reserve a place on the chosen course until the bursary applications are assessed. We are unable to reserve places once a course has sold out, so we would encourage you to apply early for popular courses.

Please note: it is a requirement of receiving a Poetry School bursary that you send a written report of 50 words of more (either by email or post) within two weeks of your course finishing, letting us know what you gained from the course and what the experience meant to you. This is useful information for future students who may wish to apply for a bursary, and may help us secure further funding for our bursary scheme. The report may be anonymous if you wish.