Changing Futures bursary programme
The ICAEW Foundation provides bursaries through UK universities for talented students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds wishing to study for an accountancy or finance related degree at university.
ICAEW Bursary recipients
Read about current and previous bursary recipients and learn about the impact the bursary has had on their studies.
Applying for an ICAEW Foundation Changing Futures Bursary
We offer a very limited number of bursaries and the awarding criteria is strictly applied. Our bursaries are specifically for talented but financially disadvantaged (a family income of circa £25,000 pa) school leavers who would like to study for an accountancy or finance related degree at university. We would like to assist students who do not receive any other form of financial assistance or funding.
ICAEW Foundation is particularly grateful to the family of the late Geoffrey Beckingham FCA who generously sponsor a long running bursary programme, through ICAEW Foundation, in Manchester Business School as a thoughtful bequeath in memory of their father.
The Foundation has announced our 2020 programme offering a bursary of £12k, payable in equal instalments over each year of study, towards relevant degrees in accountancy and finance at each of the below universities.
Please apply directly to the university and details of how to apply will be on each universities’ website soon.
- University of Strathclyde
- Lancaster University
- University of South Wales
- Swansea University
- University of Gloucestershire
- Queen Mary University of London
- University of Leicester
- Queen's University Belfast
Current Changing Futures Bursaries
ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong
ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong, our sister charity, closed in 2018 but we are continuing to provide meaningful annual bursaries to talented aspiring accountancy and finance undergraduate students in Hong Kong universities.
By offering life-changing opportunities to ambitious students who may otherwise miss out, our charity is a leading example of how the traditions and values of chartered accountants make a difference to individuals and societies everywhere.
The bursary programme
We are currently supporting students in the Chinese University of Hong Kong for each year of their four year degree course. Hear from our students on what the bursary meant to them:
Lee Shing Hei
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your generosity in providing this bursary…it will significantly help me to relive the burden of tuition payment. I am in my first year of the Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and have borrowed for my study. The bursary enables me to keep my debt much lower and encourages and inspires my future study.
Li Fu Wai Winson
I grew up in Hong Kong and I am studying Professional Accountancy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It means many things to me to attend college since my parents never had the opportunity to have high education due to financial problems. So I am the first to earn a degree in my family and they are very proud of me. Obviously this bursary will significantly reduce the financial burden on my family and allow me to dedicate more time to my studies.
Through the goodwill of our contacts we hope to inspire individuals, trusts and organisations to continue to support the Foundation’s objectives in Hong Kong. We aim to raise enough funds to build an endowment to support up to 30 students a year.
“The responsibility for the success of our work in Hong Kong rests with those who believe in the accounting profession’s history of outstanding achievements – not only in creating and upholding standards and excellence but, just as importantly, in supporting and developing the talents of aspiring students”
Kenneth McKelvie, ex-chairman of Deloitte and supporter of ICAEW Foundation
How can you help?
You can donate directly by completing the attached form.