Bursary Application Form

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BURSARY BUDGET IS LIMITED. APPLICANTS MUST CONFIRM THAT THEY HAVE SOUGHT FUNDING FROM THEIR EMPLOYER AND BEEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN FUNDS BEFORE APPLYING FOR A BURSARY.

    THE QUALITY OF YOUR APPLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE GIVE CLEAR AND DETAILED ANSWERS.

    ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED, EVEN WHERE NEGATIVE. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    ARE YOU USING THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS FORM? OLDER VERSIONS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED – CHECK WEBSITE BEFORE SUBMITTING

  • Section A: Applicant Details

  • Section B: Your Past Experience

  • This question is completely in confidence and without any expectation or obligation, and will have no bearing on your bursary application.

    It is for anonymous, aggregate data collection only.

    You are welcome to leave this blank and it will have no bearing on your application, either way.

    To keep us up to date and provide wider information about how our Bursary scheme is working and whom it is helping, we would like to know a little about bursary applicants who have a personal or family background with substance use, how they studied in the field and how studying helped them develop, personally and/or professionally.

    Please use this field if you are happy to tell us this, and also let us know if we could use an excerpt from your application, anonymised and presented on our website in a similar way to the existing material. If, at a later date, you wish your piece to be removed, just let us know.

    Please email if there is anything you wish to ask. We are very grateful if you do wish to anonymously share any description of your experience and totally understand if you don’t.

  • Please give details of the most recent of any studies undertaken when in receipt of an SSA bursary:

    (If none, please enter '01/01/2000' in date fields and 'N. A.' in course-related fields.)

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  • Please give details of the most recent of any studies undertaken, whether SSA-supported or not:

  • (The outcome of any previous modules/components of this course must be provided in your application. Applications submitted without this information will be declined, so please do not submit until you have the outcome.)

  • Section C: Your Intended Study

  • (eg - MSc; Foundation degree; BSc or equivalent; Diploma; Certificate in Education; Stand alone module; or Other - give details)

  • Please describe the content of the course in the year / module applicable to this bursary application. If this bursary application is for a dissertation year, please detail the subject of your dissertation.
    Explain how the content relevant to this application meets the criterion of providing 'substantial knowledge and skills in the addiction field in practice, research or policy' (max. 200 words):

  • (only university-validated courses are considered):

  • (Awards are made for one study year only and must be applied for separately in subsequent years.)

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    University quote

    Please attach documentation of your personal fee level in the form of a screenshot or scan of the university’s quote for this module/year of study.

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  • Section D: Your Funding Situation

  • Section E: Declaration

  • [Annual fee of £25 will be paid by the SSA on behalf of bursary recipients.]

    *Please note, submitting this application confirms applicants’ acceptance that bursaries are awarded on the basis that the recipient will complete the period of study being funded, including the formal course assessment(s), and will repay to the Society the awarded sum in full if a final assessment is not completed at the end of the period specified in the application. Students are required to submit to the Society without delay a photocopy of their completion certificate.

    Please send by post a signed letter from your Line Manager to confirm organisational support of the proposed study activity. 

    This is essential to the processing of the application, and to ensure bursary decisions are based on accurate, up-to-date information, must be received within 90 days of your application form. The letter of support should not be longer than one side of A4, must be on headed paper, and bear the employer/volunteer supervisor’s original signature. It must cover the following three areas:

    • The applicant’s ability to study at the required level, to work hard and complete the course.
    • The support of the employing organisation for the required time for course attendance and related studies.
    • A statement on any funding available, with specific amounts OR a statement if no local funding is available.

    Applications cannot be considered until this letter is received.

    Please send the supporting letter to:

    SSA Bursary Administration, Temple Chambers, Russell Street, Keighley, BD21 2JP