Apply for a bursary

The 2025 Foundation awards bursaries to support talented individuals who wish to study banking qualifications offered by the Chartered Banker Institute or their partners.  
The scheme aims to support individuals who wish to pursue a career in banking but would find this difficult because of their background and financial circumstances.  

Am I eligible? 

If you can answer yes to these questions you are eligible to apply for a 2025 Foundation Bursary:

  • Is your household income, or your parental/guardian income, under £34,000?
  • Do your circumstances mean you would be unable to otherwise undertake banking qualifications due to your financial situation?

If the answer is yes to both of the above then you are eligible to apply for a 2025 Foundation Bursary.

Students in receipt of a scholarship from a trust similar to the 2025 Foundation are not eligible to apply. If you would like to clarify your eligibility please e-mail

How to apply

Please complete the 2025 Foundation application form paying particular attention to the Guidance Notes. 

Please send your completed 2025 Foundation application form and supporting documents using the form below.

If you can please upload your application form, P60 and any other supporting documents, video or audio files as one zip file under 'Application Form' below. To do this simply select the files you wish to upload on your computer (by holding CTRL and clicking on each on), right click on your mouse, and select 'send to', then select 'compressed or zipped folder'. This will create one item for you to upload below.

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The first closing date for applications is the 31/12/2017.

Once we have received your completed application together with supporting documentation we will acknowledge receipt and consider the evidence and references that you have submitted. 

A committee of 2025 Foundation Trustees will review all of the information submitted when making a decision. 

What we are looking for

You can submit your ‘About You’ information in writing or by video or audio. 

There is no wrong or right way to complete the ‘About You’ section but the following information should be included:

  • How will a 2025 Foundation Bursary make a difference to you and your studies
  • Career aspirations
  • Reasons for your course choice
  • Why you feel the 2025 Foundation should invest in you
  • Participation in community activities, such as volunteering
  • Other information about your character and interests

If providing a written statement we would recommend you make full use of the 1000 words available. If providing a video or audio statement, we recommend that this is no more than 5 minutes in length.

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Guidelines for Bursary Application

2025 Application Guideline

Please click on the guidelines above to find out how to apply and the exact eligibility criteria for the 2025 Foundation.


Bursary Application Form

2025 Application Form

To make an application please click on the application form above.This can be completed and submitted online or emailed or printed off and posted to us.