ICAS kicks off bursary scheme for accounting students

Academic high flyers from disadvantaged communities in Glasgow are being offered the chance to apply for finance and accountancy bursaries.

The Institute for Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) is behind the move, and says it will offer bursaries to students commencing undergraduate degrees in qualifying subjects at the University of Glasgow in the 2016-2017 academic session.

The Institute says the bursaries will range in value from £1,000 to £2,500 per annum, which will depend on household income.


‘Committed to people with potential’

Crucially, the bursaries will normally be made available for the duration of a student’s undergraduate degree. ICAS joins other trade bodies and private companies in providing bursaries to promising students who may not have the financial resources to pursue further training and education.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “The University of Glasgow is committed to inspiring people with potential. We aim to do all we can to support young people to realise their aspirations, overcome barriers and fulfil their promise.

“As an economist myself, I recognise the hugely important role played by accountants and finance experts in the Scottish economy and further afield. I am therefore delighted to welcome the creation by the ICAS Foundation of new bursaries for undergraduate students of accountancy or finance from the next academic year as well as a paid internship in Year 3.”