John Moran Educational - Trust Making financial awards to support the entry into higher education

How do I know if I qualify for an award?

The criteria are really simple: you need to have lived in the Merseyside area for a minimum of 3 years, already have (or be in the process of applying for) a place at a higher education establishment, and be eligible to receive a full or partial maintenance grant.

 Can I apply if I am already in higher education?

Yes, but we would like to know why you need our support in order to continue your course.

 What do you mean by a higher education establishment?

Basically, any establishment that offers degrees, or equivalent qualifications.

 What size of award can I expect?

The maximum award we give is £1,000. We decide, based upon the candidate’s individual circumstances, how much to award in each case. In many cases, we decide to pay the award every year for the duration of a three-year course.


 How many awards do you make each year?

We guarantee to make at least one award every year. We will make additional grants depending on the merits of the applicants and the funds available. Last year, we made 5 awards of £1000 each, but this might not happen every year.

 What will the interview be like?

The interviews will be conducted by the Trustees. The intention of the interview is not for us to give you a grilling! We just want to get to know you a bit better and give you the chance to expand upon your written application. Remember that three of our Trustees are young people who have recently been through the university system, so they know what you’re facing!

Do I need to prepare anything for the interview?

Before the interview, we will expect you to have prepared at least some notes or, if you prefer, a small presentation, that cover your hobbies and interests, any work you do to help fund yourself, a little about your family background, and your aspirations for the future. We would also like to know why you chose the course you have applied for, and what you plan to do afterwards.

Is there a dress code?

We expect you to arrive looking presentable, but there is no strict dress code: wear what makes you feel comfortable.

 What happens to my application if I am unsuccessful?

All documentation sent to us by unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed four weeks after the closing date for applications.