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The Crowther Fund was set up as a tribute to the late Lord Crowther, our first Chancellor. Itís intended to help OU graduates build upon their OU degrees, either by formal study or research or by generally broadening their experience through a period of voluntary work. The fund doesnít take account of financial circumstances.
Additional funds were also donated by the late Dr Robert Beevers, one of The Open Universityís "founding fathers" and appointed as the first Director of Studies in 1969.
The application closing date is 28 February each year. For further details on eligibility criteria and a copy of the application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Disabled Studentsí Allowances (DSAs) are government grants for students in higher education who are obliged to incur additional study-related costs because of a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.
The Disabled Studentsí Allowance Office (DSAO) acts as a local authority for students studying with the OU and as such is separate to the University itself.
DSAs are not means tested and are not dependent upon your income or any savings you may have. If you are eligible for a DSA, it will not affect any state benefits you may be receiving. You may still be eligible for a DSA if you are studying part time.
If you are unsure if you are eligible, contact the DSA Office for the latest information.
The DSA Office
The Open University
Voice phone 01908 654136
or look at our website guide to services for disabled students:
To find out if you are eligible and to apply for a DSA you should either: