Access Programme

Joan Gillon Memorial Fund

The Joan Gillon Memorial Fund was set up by the family of Joan Gillon, a former Access student, in order to help support Access students in financial need.


A single £1000 bursary award, open for applications from Access Programme students. The successful applicant will receive the funds via BACS transfer in two payments of £500, in September and January, subject to continued engagement on the programme.

To be eligible for this award you must:

  • have a maximum personal income of £25,000 per year and;
  • have submitted an application for the Part-Time Fee Grant from SAAS.

The decision to award the bursary to the successful candidate will be taken by the COL Scholarship Committee in early August.

The intention of the memorial fund is to support the student with the greatest financial need to enable their studies. Therefore, in considering applications, the Committee will review household income and expenditure, and intended use of the funds in respect of disability support, travel, course materials, childcare or any other commitment that requires financial support.


To apply for the bursary, please complete our confidential online form:

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The deadline for completing the form and submitting your application is midnight, Thursday 8th July 2021. Please apply in good time, as we won't be able to accept late applications after the deadline.