Have you heard of Pharmacist Support?
They are an independent charity supporting those working within or connected to the Pharmacy profession. Part of this commitment is to assist Pharmacy students undertaking the 4 or 5 year MPharm programme who are experiencing financial difficulty.
This is what they say about their Student Hardship Grant:
‘For students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty we can consider awarding a student hardship grant, currently set at up to £1500 per academic year. The grant can help those who have experienced loss of income due to bereavement, ill health or a shortfall in earnings through no fault of their own. Grants are awarded to help with essential living costs during an academic year.
Please note: we do not provide financial help for the period of the summer holidays and we are unable to help with tuition fees or legal/visa fees.
How to access our support
For consideration of how we might help a student in difficulty they would be required to complete our grant application form which is available to download from our website https://pharmacistsupport.org/how-we-can-help/financial-assistance/
What we need from you
The application form will need to be supported by a statement from the Student Financial Adviser/support team confirming the student’s unexpected hardship. Also confirmation of other funding the student has or will be applying for such as a university hardship grant or a grant from The Harold & Marjorie Moss Charitable Trust, etc.
What happens next
As soon as we get the grant application form it is assessed and a decision made within 10 working days, subject to all relevant supporting paperwork being received. The student will be notified of the decision reached in writing.
Please see our website for further information on our National Student Bursary Scheme as well as our other free and confidential services: https://pharmacistsupport.org/who-we-help/students/national-bursary-scheme/
Student Advice Service