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Educational trusts, bursaries and gift funds

​​​​​​​​​​Below are annual trusts, bursaries and funds available to Jersey students. All applications should be made in writing unless otherwise stated. 

The information below has been provided by the trusts, bursaries and funds administrators. 

If you would like further information, you need to​ contact the bursary provider directly. 

Aggregate Industries

Area of study Geology (only for students who attend Leicester University). 

Work experience may still be available.

Email Simon Collins for more information.

Carey Olsen

Applications are open to all local students who will be studying at degree level in September or post graduates studying the GDL, LPC or BPTC. 

The Bursary award is £2,200 (paid in three term time instalments) plus £250 book vouchers per year.  You will be guaranteed six weeks of paid work experience each year.  Further detail can be found on the Carey Olsen website.

To apply, please email your CV along with a short covering email or letter. 

Email Carey Olsen if you would like further information about the scheme or call +44 (0) 1534 822262.

Collas Crill

Collas Crill can assist you with your studies financially as well as provide support and work experience opportunities. Bursary applications are considered from Jersey residents, thinking of pursuing a career in law studying for their A levels (or equivalent), Bachelors degree or LLB, or post graduate studies such as the GDL, BPTC or LPC.

If you would like to be considered for the scheme, you'll need to achieve the following:

  • two A grades and one B grade at A-level or higher
  • 2:1 classification of degree or above (which you will need to maintain for the duration of your bursary)

If your application is successful, Collas Crill will issue an offer conditional on you achieving the above results. The bursary award is for the duration of your relevant studies and will be made up of:

  • financial support in quarterly instalments
  • preferential consideration for work placements at Collas Crill
  • careers advice from partners and other lawyers
  • first refusal on up to four weeks' paid work experience per academic year

Email Katherine Mercer or call  +44 (0) 1481 734237. For more information see the Collas Crill website.


Continuum are looking for current and prospective university students from Jersey who are passionate about using data to improve Jersey people's work and Island lives. By becoming their bursary student you’ll join their teams of experts to learn what they do - use data to automate boring tasks so that customers can do what they enjoy; helping their clients. 

They offer £750 per term towards university fees and expenses, plus a minimum of 4 weeks’ paid work experience during holidays. They don’t mind what you are studying, but like them you have to be highly numerate, enjoy people and love data, story telling and changing lives for the better. With us you will learn cutting edge data analysis and machine learning platforms, understand the role of data in the future of all areas of life and add the #1 in demand experience in the world. 

For more information visit the Continuum website.


The Corefocus IT undergradute bursary

Since 2008, Corefocus have provided a bursary and work experience support to a local university student studying for a computer science (or equivalent) degree.

The bursary comprises an annual cash award of £2,000 (paid on a termly basis) matched with paid holiday work experience at Corefocus of six to ten weeks per annum paid at well above minimum wage levels. They undertake that this work will be both related to your future career and worthwhile.

Your future career will require you to match your technical ability with work experience and our bursary is aimed at helping you achieve that, as well as easing the financial strain of being at university.

So, if you are interested in finding out more about Corefocus and the opportunities that they offer, email our Managing Director, Matt van Sanden, and submit your CV and cover letter.

For more information see the Corefocus website.

De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation Ltd (Baron de Lancey)

Applicants need to be studying medical or law. ​Expenses are available for books or travel. 

Email De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation

Geomarine AS / A-level Bursary

Applicants studying AS / A-Levels who are interested in a career in an engineering or geotechnical industry need to write a letter to Phil Horsley at Geomarine. 

The letter should be:

  • marked ‘Geomarine AS/A-level bursary’
  • state your career interests, GCSEs being taken and intended AS/A-level courses

Interviews take place in September interviews and you will need proof of grades achieved and acceptance on AS level courses.

The bursary provides:

  • single payment of up to £500 to be spent on IT
  • £100 for text books per year, for two years ​
  • assistance with arranging or facilitating work experience

To apply email Geomarine. For more information see the Geomarine website.

Geomarine Degree Bursary

Applications are welcome from students who have been accepted on a relevant degree course. Single payment of up to £500 to be spent on IT and £225 for text books per year for up to four years Geomarine will also commit to assisting with arranging or facilitating work experience.  

To apply email Geomarine. For more information see the Geomarine website.

HLG Associates

HLG Associates is one of Jersey’s leading providers of specialist building and construction industry services, supplying expert, essential and innovative support across a range of sectors. Committed to developing local talent in this area, they are offering a bursary scheme available to a Jersey higher education student studying or commencing a surveying or construction-related degree.

The scheme provides:

  • a grant of £1,500 per year
  • opportunity for paid work placement alongside the busy HLG team, including those taking a year in industry as part of their degree
  • potential for gaining experience and understanding of a range of building and construction-related services

Applications are welcome from students primarily studying on a relevant course, which may include a degree in quantity surveying, building or construction technology, engineering, commercial management, health & safety and project management.

Recently graduated students considering a construction industry career are also invited to contact HLG about full-time work opportunities. A comprehensive training programme including further professional qualifications is available for the right candidate, along with competitive salary.

To discover more about HLG visit the HLG website. To find out about the bursary scheme or to make an application contact Jerry Willis.

Howard Davis Farm Trust

Area of study Agriculture, horticulture and environment. 

Contact Paul Tucker by post or by calling +44 (0) 1534 851953.

Chaumarais, La Rue de Samares, St Clement JE2 6LS.

Institute of Law Scholarship

The Institute of Law is pleased to offer one competitive scholarship to the value of £8,000 for tuition fees in the academic year 2020/21. 

Welcoming applications from students resident in Jersey who are in possession of a valid registration card from the Population Office and hold an offer to study at the Institute of Law (excluding professional courses such as the Jersey Law Course or the Guernsey Bar Examinations). 

The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who most closely meets the Awarding Committee’s criteria. The Committee’s decision is final.

If you are awarded the scholarship, your tuition fee for 2020/21 will be waived up to the value of £8,000. The scholarship is funded by the Institute of Law Endowment Trust.

Full details can be found here on the Institute of Law website.

​James Roberts Trust

Open to St Ouen residents only. This Trust is only open to those who are in receipt of a maintenance grant from Student Finance. 

Apply in writing to St Ouen’s Parish Hall, St Ouen.

Jenny Clark Memorial Trust

Area of study music. 

Apply in writing to c/o Mr David Le Cornu, D E Le Cornu, Advocates & Notary Public, 5-7 La Motte Street, St Helier JE2 4SY.

Jersey Clipper Bursary

Area of study Nautical. Submissions should be no more than 200 words in length and emailed by the end of April. Bursary currently £1,000. This annual award is given to an Islander to help them to undertake some form of maritime endeavour. This could, for example, be a trip on a tall ship, participation in a watersports competition, competing in an ocean race or gaining a coaching award.

Email Philip Jeune or call +44 (0) 1534 857309.

Jersey Electricity

Jersey Electricity has a number of bursary and work experience opportunities available for a variety of roles.

Email Jersey Electricity Human Resources to find out more.

JICAS dissertation bursary

JICAS offer a number of different bursaries and project placements via the JICAS website (most are now closed for the academic year). 

Subjects/careers related to the JICAS dissertation bursary:

  • prerequisite and gateway to PhD

  • academic positions in leading organisations and enterprises

  • environmental and conservation consultancy services

  • management positions in global conservation NGOs

  • management positions in public conservation government ministries, organisations and departments

  • management positions in other third sector conservation organisations and institutions

  • technical positions in conservation and sustainability consultancies, and international bodies such as IUCN

  • corporate social responsibility

You need to be accepted on to the course via Exeter University website.

There are two times £2000 off tuition fees and offer a number of project placements on islands across the world.

For futher information contact  07700360607 or email Sean Dettman. 

Address: Top Floor, Turner Building, Highlands Campus 


​JT offer £2,000 per year towards university fees and expenses plus a minimum of six weeks paid work experience during holidays in one of our busy departments. Students typically studying science, technology, engineering and maths subjects are encouraged to apply. Some business degrees are acceptable. 

Applicants must have been resident in the Channel Islands for five years prior to application.

Email JT or visit the JT website for further information.

Jersey Water

Area of study engineering (such as civil, mechanical, electrical), water resources, management and conservation. Environmental sciences. Chemistry. ​Application process will be available from the Jersey Water website from January to April each year. Applicants must have been resident in Jersey for five years prior to application. ​£2,000 financial support per academic year, towards cost of study for the duration of your degree course. Up to four weeks paid work experience per year.

Email the HR department or visit the Jersey Water website for further information.

John Lobb Trust

Area of study music. 

Apply in writing to c/o Mrs Rosemary Millow L.R.A.M, 10 Bel Royal Gardens, La Route de St Aubin, St Lawrence JE3 1JU.

Le Gallais Real Estates Property Bursary Scheme

The Le Gallais Real Estates Bursary offers financial assistance to students undertaking property degree courses or property related apprenticeships. The bursary will be awarded to one successful candidate each year and will provide £2,000 towards the student’s academic costs each year for the duration of the degree or apprenticeship course. Three weeks annual paid work experience during holiday periods is also offered.  Applicants must have been resident in Jersey for five years prior to application.

To apply please email Tim Le Gallais or write to the following address Le Gallais Real Estates Ltd,   15 Bath Street, St Helier, JE2 4ST.

Maples Group

The Maples Group bursary scheme encourages applicants to apply if they are looking to develop a career in law and/or are starting a Graduate Diploma. The bursary offers £2,000 to the successful applicant. 

The scheme has been carefully crafted to grant bursary students the best possible experience, including a structured work experience placement and on-going support from key members of the team while completing your studies. 

Apply by sending a CV and covering letter by 30 November. To find out more email Sarah Christofides or by visiting the Maples Group website.​


Applicants should be starting a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), or currently studying at degree level, with the intention of progressing into law. 

A covering letter should be submitted together with the bursary application form by the end February. A £2,200 yearly bursary payment will be paid towards academic fees. A minimum four weeks guaranteed paid work experience per year.

Email Marianne Stubbs or visit the Mourant website for further information.


​Ogier offer bursaries to students from Jersey who are keen to become lawyers, to support their higher education. As a bursary student with Ogier, you will enjoy: 

  • £2,500 per year
  • guaranteed paid work placements at Ogier Invitations to Ogier's social events
  • use of our library and information services
  • careers advice and networking with our collaborative group of partners, lawyers, existing trainees, paralegals and other bursaries
  • a dedicated induction to Ogier, allowing you to meet other bursary colleagues and key business contacts
  • book vouchers worth £200
Visit the Ogier website for more information.

​Olive Brown Bursary

Area of study performing arts. In the form of dancing, music, acting, technical skills (music & theatre) directing or designing. 

​Applications are open from January until the end of June and interviews take place in July or August. The bursary is awarded once a year for one student for £1,000 for each year of their course.

Email Emma or call +44 (0) 1534 617521.

Ports of Jersey

Merchant Navy Officer Cadetship. ​All applications must be made through the Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme by Trinity House training. Work experience available.

Trinity House training website

​Royal Jersey Agriculture & Horticulture Society Trust Fund

​Area of study agriculture. 

Apply in writing to The Chief Executive, Royal Agriculture & Horticulture Society, Royal Jersey Showground, La Route de Trinité, Trinity JE3 5JP.

Seymour Hotels Centenary Bursaries

Celebrating 100 years in hospitality, Seymour Hotels are proud to offer local students the chance to turn their dreams of a successful career in hospitality into reality with a Seymour Hotels Centenary Bursary for university and college.

The University Bursary

You could be awarded a bursary of £3,000 if you’re headed to university to study a hospitality-related undergraduate degree in 2021, including culinary courses.
Includes paid work experience opportunities during your holidays and appropriate experiences and events during your placements.

The Student Sponsorship Package

You could be awarded a student sponsorship package if you’re headed to Highlands College to study the Hospitality and Tourism or Culinary Arts full-time courses in 2021.
Includes course maintenance costs, a paid  part-time job during your studies, and a work placement following graduation.

Submit your CV to Claire Reynard. For more information see the Seymour Hotels website or email Claire Reynard or call +44 (0) 1534 751609. 

The Averil Picot Trust Scholarship and The Barreau Art Scholarship

Area of study fine art or architecture.

Email Société Jersiaise or call +44 (0) 1534 758314.

Miss C M Cornick, Administrative Secretary, Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4X.

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce Skills Fund supported by Grant Thornton 

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce Skills Fund provides an opportunity for additional funding for people who want to invest in themselves and their future, who want to upgrade their skills, knowledge and education. 

The Skills Fund for 2020 could be used singularly for one application or shared across several, and will be awarded through a simple application process that is open to anyone who currently resides in Jersey, aged 18+. 
Its primary aim is to assist you in striving for your dream or a vision and could well be a contribution to your funding, whether it be to complete training or a college course, an NVQ, a diploma, a BTEC, a Foundation, an apprenticeship, a degree or other courses that underpin your working life.

Applications are open on March 2nd 2020 and close on April 6thth 2020, with successful candidates announced on 20th May 2020. For further information or to apply visit The Jersey Chamber of Commerce website.

The Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants (JSCCA)

Considering a career in accountancy?

Students in Jersey starting a degree at university can apply for a bursary from the Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants (JSCCA). The JSCCA Bursary, valued at a total of up to £5,000 each year for the relevant years of study, is designed to help students from Jersey attend university to pursue an undergraduate degree of their choice, before returning to the Island and considering a career in accountancy.

The closing date for applications for the forthcoming academic year and the online application form can be found on the website, where potential applicants can also find out more about the JSCCA.

Email JSCCA or call +44 (0) 1534 734188.

Visit the JSCCA website for further information.

​The Lord Portsea Gift Fund

Armed forces and civil services. ​Applicants must be under 30 years of age and have been born in the Channel Islands or have a parent who was born in the Channel Islands.

Email Student Finance or call +44 (0) 1534 449450.

Student Finance, Children, Young People, Education and Skills, Bermuda House, Green Street, St Helier, JE2 4UH.

Lord Portsea Gift Fund (educational support)

The Paul Brown Memorial Fund

​Area of study music. Open to young musicians (under 35 years old) but the Fund does not normally support the costs of undergraduate degree study.​ 

c/o Mr Rod McLoughlin, Craigour, Lower King’s Cliff, St Helier ​JE2 3GS.

Email Rod McLoughlin

The Paul Brown Memorial Fund website


​Viberts bursary scheme offers a financial grant towards your studies. In addition, you will have a minimum of eight weeks’ paid work experience outside of term time, where you will gain first-hand insight into the workings of Viberts and its different practice areas.

Applications are accepted up until the 31 January 2022 for the start of the following academic year. Interviews take place during the Easter holidays.

Applicants must intend to return to the island to practice law, once they finish their course at university.

The bursary will be for one year and may be renewed on an annual basis.

To register your interest, email Viberts in your CV and a covering letter.

Viberts website

Voisin Law

Area of study law. Application submission by the end of July. £600 bursary per term (£1,800 per academic year). Voisin will provide relevant work experience and a mentor throughout the holidays.

Email Emma Stewart

Voisin Law website


Walkers is a leading offshore global law firm with offices across Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. Their bursary scheme is targeted at enthusiastic, talented, proactive students with strong academics. As the fastest-growing legal team in the Channel Islands they are constantly looking for talented people who fit the Walkers approach to law. 

Their bursary offers:

  • financial support in quarterly instalments
  • work placements at Walkers with experience across all practice areas
  • a mentor to provide support and guidance
  • careers advice from our experienced HR team as well as lawyers

Closing date for applications is 16 July 2021.

Find more information on how to apply.

For an informal chat or to apply email the HR Department.

Turn to Us

A useful UK website for fund-finding is the Turn2Us website.

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