Dumfriesshire Educational Trust

The scheme awards financial assistance to residents and looked after young people who live in Dumfriesshire and are either attending or looking to attend educational activities.

Educational activities can include:

  • attending a course
  • obtaining a qualification
  • obtaining practical experience in a trade
  • promoting education in visual arts
  • promoting education in music

Financial assistance may also be available for travel or equipment expenses that arise with educational activities.

Award Criteria

Awards may only be granted to individuals who;

· Are normally resident in Dumfriesshire

· Educated in Dumfriesshire for a minimum of five years

· Who have secured a Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) bursary

Looked after young people

The Trust will also consider applications from 'looked after children' under the age of 18, who are in an educational course with a recognised qualification. They need to meet the following criteria:

  • have been looked after or are currently being looked after within the last 3 years
  • their address is currently or has been within the former boundary of Dumfriesshire within the last 3 years

How to apply

Applications are now being invited for financial support from the Dumfriesshire Educational Trust.  Please only complete the form if you meet all of the Award Criteria detailed above.  The form must be submitted with a photo/scanned copy of your SAAS Bursary Award letter.  The form also requires a signature, therefore after completing the form online, please print it, sign it and send it as a photo/scanned copy with your bursary letter to TrustApplications@dumgal.gov.uk . All applications must be received in the mailbox before close of play on Friday 10 September 2021.


Applications are usually considered annually in November.  For successful applicants payment would be made directly to the applicants personal bank account, details of which must be included in the application form.

Other support

The Edinburgh Dumfriesshire Scholarship also available to secondary school pupils who have been mainly educated in Dumfriesshire and are looking to attend higher education at Edinburgh University.

Contact us

You can get in touch for further information:

Page last updated: 30/06/2021
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