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GSCCA Bursary

The GSCCA University Bursary

The GSCCA University Bursary is awarded annually to support a Guernsey student undertaking a degree at a recognised University in the United Kingdom with the intention of pursuing a career in accountancy.

Who are the GSCCA?

The GSCCA is a home-grown society whose members determine and develop its services to provide relevant and effective support to accountants in Guernsey.

What do the GSCCA do?

Some of the GSCCA’s aims are to provide a means of promoting the interests and concerns of accountants, act as a voice for the industry, provide a forum for members working in Guernsey and encourage students to enter the accountancy work force,

What are the GSCCA offering?

A Bursary of up to £15,000 annually for three years of studying. As a guideline, students applying for the Bursary should have predicted A level grades of 3 B’s or International Baccalaureate equivalent to 120 UCAS points.

How to apply for the bursary?

Your application should be no more than 1,500 words and cover the areas set out on the online application. The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January each year. Applications received after this date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. A Bursary Selection Panel will be convened to review all applications and it is expected interviews will take place during February or March with the successful applicant notified by April each year. The Bursary will be awarded pending successful examination results. A public announcement will follow.

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Terms and Conditions
  1. The Bursary shall be for an amount of up to £5,00 per annum per student for three years.
  2. The Bursary is aimed at students undertaking a degree at a recognised University in the United Kingdom with the intention of pursuing a career in accountancy but shall be at the sole discretion of the Bursary Selection Panel and the GSCCA
  3. The Bursary Selection Panel will be made up of members of the GSCCA Executive Committee, its various Sub-Committees and other members as chosen by the GSCCA at their discretion.
  4. The Bursary will be awarded on academic merit by past, current and potential achievements and any other merit considered relevant by the Bursary Selection Panel
  5. Decisions of the Bursary Selection Panel are final, and no correspondence will be entered into with any candidate. In any event all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.
  6. The Bursary is awarded to a student applying for specified courses and may not be transferred to other courses without the approval of the Bursary Selection Panel.
  7. The successful applicant will be required to advise the GSCCA immediately examination results are received, and university offers are made in July/August
  8. Students will be required in the case of deferral of entry and the deferral of any Bursary shall be at the discretion of the Bursary Selection Panel
  9. In the event that a student fails an intermediate stage of a course or is otherwise suspended or sanctioned by the University, or howsoever bring the reputation of the GSCCA Bursary into disrepute, the Bursary Selection Panel will have discretion to consider the ongoing fund of the student.
  10. The Bursary will be paid in regular instalments over each academic year. Students will be required to sign an undertaking to repay the Bursary should they voluntarily withdraw from their course of study or fail to complete their course of study for reasons which are not deemed acceptable the Bursary Selection Panel.
  11. Students may be required to write a formal report at the close of the academic year, which may also include a presentation to prospective Guernsey students. Failing to complete the report or presentation may result in the withdrawal of the Bursary.
  12. All information provided in an application for the Bursary will be treated as confidential.

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