In Year 13, it is possible to apply for bursaries that can aid you financially following your departure from Newman Sixth.


The Connolly Foundation Bursary is divided into two parts, an Academic Excellence Bursary and a Discretionary Bursary.

In keeping with their own lives together The Kathleen and Michael Connolly Foundation aims to help communities, assist the elderly and provide funding for young people in education.”

About the Connolly Foundation


This bursary provides up to £1000 per students depending on grades achieved and successful students are invited to re-apply each year during their time at university.

Any student can apply as long as they fit the criteria for the Academic Excellence Bursary which includes studying at least two of the following A levels:

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Maths

  • Further Maths

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Physics

  • History

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Law

You will need to achieve a grade A*-B in two of the previously mentioned subjects, plus one other subject at A level OR an A*, A or B plus a Distinction* at BTEC in their last subjects.

Even if you do not feel like you are quite working at this level, still apply, this is an extra incentive to do well!


This bursary will be awarded to six students that may not fit the criteria of the Academic Excellence Bursary but the college recognises those who still merits an award.

The bursary will be honoured to students who choose not to go to university as well but they will only receive the bursary in their first year.

More information about the Connolly Foundation can be found on their website:



For students that are interested in a career in engineering, David Sheridan of Veruth Holdings is offering the Engineering Bursary of £15,000 to anyone who lives in the postcodes LU1, 2, 3 or 4 that are planning to go to university to study any type of engineering in September 2020.

The bursary will be paid out like a student grant where they will receive a portion of it (approx £1666.67) at the beginning of each term.

Deadline for this bursary is Monday 20th April for 2020 applicants