The Open University.
The Open University.

Luke Pollard MP is today asking disabled veterans in Plymouth to consider applying for one of the 50 scholarships for disabled veterans being offered by The Open University.

This generous fund will provide scholarships for up to 50 disabled veterans to build on their unique military skills and experiences by studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level for free.  

The Open University has awarded 160 such scholarships so far, helping individuals from a variety of service backgrounds and diagnosed with a range of physical disabilities and complex mental health conditions. Each scholarship is tailored to fully support all disabled veterans, injured during or due to their service, as they transition to civilian life. The scholarships will provide a free Open University education and wraparound disability and careers service support.  

Luke Pollard MP said:

“The Open University is one of Britain’s greatest achievements. It has brought opportunity to hundreds of thousands of people and I am really pleased they are continuing their scholarship scheme for disabled veterans. Plymouth is a proud military city and as the MP for Devonport I am vocal about defence and the important role veterans play. There is often much posturing about veterans but this is a tangible scheme that will really make a difference. I want to share word of this scheme far and wide in Plymouth’s veterans community to see if any of our local disabled veterans can seize this opportunity.


The OU really is amazing and their distant learning model has been perfected and developed over decades. In a former job I used to work for the OU and I know they offer learning and opportunities that are second to none. If you know a disabled veteran who could benefit from a degree-level scholarship, please let them know about this.”

The application deadline is midnight on 9th July 2021.  More information is available here:

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