It’s about putting students, from serving personnel and veteran families across Scotland first; we’re there every step of the way on your journey to support you realise your full potential and flourish at college and university.

How we can help support students

We provide financial support to students, from serving personnel and veteran families, studying across the United Kingdom in a number of ways, which are best explained via three specific areas:

Living Costs

We will respond effectively to support young people, from serving personnel and veteran families across Scotland, negate potential challenges to meeting monthly living costs, irrespective of where they choose to study. 

Adapting to Blended Learning

We will respond directly to needs, from serving personnel and veteran families across Scotland, to purchase appropriate equipment and resources to enhance their student experience, via blended learning. 

Supporting unique needs of Armed Forces young people

We are an approachable, progressive charity, which warmly welcomes Armed Forces young people or a family member to get in touch and have a discussion to explore how we can best possible support specific needs.

Our Eligibility Criteria

We can support Armed Forces young people who meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 16-21 who have enrolled in college or university.
  • Enrolled in courses from entry to undergraduate degree level.
  • From Scottish serving personnel and veteran families residing within the UK.
  • From non-Scottish serving personnel or veteran families residing in Scotland.

We will be able to help with the vast majority of applications so, please do not hesitate to get in touch. For further information, please email familysupport@rcet.org.uk or call 0131 322 7350.