The Open University is launching The Carers Scholarships Fund. This will provide 50 UK-based carers with up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.

The OU is the ideal place for carers to study. Many of their undergraduate courses don’t require any formal qualifications, and students have the option to study from home. Online assignment submission, discussion groups and contact with tutors ensures that those who cannot attend face-to-face tutorials do not miss out.

The Fund is currently open to donations here. Full details of the Carers Scholarships Fund, including eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and applications will be available when registration opens for courses starting in 2020/21, in spring 2020.

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