A new fund has been launched at The Open University especially for former services personnel who have been disabled in or as a result of military service.

The fund is the first of its kind in the UK dedicated to furthering the education of the men and women who have become disabled due to their time in the forces. The study opportunity with the OU will develop their skills, knowledge and experience.

Free study and wraparound support –

Up to one in five veterans are discharged due to disabilities. Once they leave military life, their transferable skills – developed in a unique environment that demands excellence, accomplishment and personal growth – can make a huge contribution both socially and economically. Higher education can be a valuable tool in carving a new career path.

The Open University’s Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund will enable disabled veterans to study for free with The Open University, and receive wraparound specialist disability support and careers advice.

The Fund can support courses of all levels depending on the applicant’s needs, from an introductory access module up to a complete undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

Application deadline –

Potential students will need to apply for the Fund by 1 August 2018 to be in with a chance of securing one of the scholarships for the 2018-2019 student intake. There are 100 undergraduate scholarships (or equivalent) worth up to £18,000 each available over the next two years. To be considered applicants will need to reserve a place on an Open University module before applying to the Fund.

For the full story please visit the Open University website.

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