John Gray Bursary Scheme

The John Gray Bursary is a grant operated by the Queens Cross Community Foundation. Residents living in the Queens Cross area of operation can apply for help to support them during their studies at College or University. The John Gray Bursary has been introduced as part of a range of measures to challenge poverty by helping people access educational opportunities.

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Who was John Gray?

John Gray was a former chairperson and longstanding board member of Queens Cross Housing Association and supporter of the Garscube Community Foundation, now known as the Queens Cross Community Foundation. John was an elected member (City Councillor) for over 40 years.
He was involved in one of the City’s first initiatives to create a strategy to tackle multiple deprivation and was motivated to fight poverty and inequality. John promoted the development of youth and community work in Glasgow and favoured practical and “common sense” ways to help young people.
The bursary scheme is our practical response to the challenging financial situation many face in our communities and this scheme is aimed at helping people who are actively pursing opportunities which could improve their chances in life.

Who can apply?

Applicants must reside permanently with the Queens Cross Housing Association area of operation. This means students should be either living in their own tenancy in the Queens Cross area or living in their parental home in the Queens Cross area. Applicants must have an offer to study either full time or part time at college or university or already be enrolled with a college or university. Students who have moved to Glasgow and who are living in student accommodation are not eligible to apply.

How Can I Apply?

To find out more about the criteria and to complete an online application form, click here.