The Light Foundation Scholarship Award

About the Award

The Light for Families Foundation is a charity which was established by a British Doctor with the object of educating the public, and, in particular, teachers, healthcare and social workers and others involved with children (particularly those who have learning, behavioural and emotional disorders) through the provision of in-service as well as structured courses and the promotion, protection and preservation of health in particular by the provision of a haven of respite for the children, parents, siblings and the extended family of chronically ill, handicapped and recently deceased children.

The Light Foundation Award is a bursary worth up to £4000 to cover the fees and VAT involved in completing the INPP one year practitioner training course. 

Applicants are required to fulfil the minimum requirements outlined below and in the syllabus.  The award is made to one candidate per year.

The fees for the successful applicant will be paid directly to INPP Ltd by The Light for Families Foundation on behalf of the successful applicant no later than two weeks prior to the start of each module.

Minimum Requirements for Application

  • The applicant must be over 25 years of age with and have had some professional experience working with children.
  • The applicant must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a subject allied to Education, Medicine or Psychology.
  • The applicant must have good knowledge and command of the English language with ability to write and communicate in English.
  • The applicant must be able to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for all teaching modules of the course and the administration costs of a local examination centre if he/she elects to take the examinations in his/her country of residence.
  • The applicant will be required at the time of application to submit a written plan in English (1000 words) of how he/she proposes to use the training following satisfactory completion of the course.
  • Should the successful applicant fail to complete the course he/she will be required to return any fees that have been paid on their behalf.
  • Applicants from overseas must be able to show that they will be able to obtain documents required for legal entry into the UK

Are my Qualifications Enough?

Even if you meet the minimum qualifications of the scholarship, it does not necessarily mean you will be awarded a scholarship. Some of the factors that will improve your chances of gaining the award are listed below:

  • The applicant’s academic excellence and potential in his/her proposed field of study – applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.
  • The applicant’s academic performance – as evidenced by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation from his/her previous education.
  • The applicant’s motivation letter or essay plan.
  • The quality of the scholarship application submitted (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
  • Applicants may also be questioned about their potential to contribute to the development of their home country or use of the INPP method within the UK.
  • In the case of research students, applicants may be asked to submit a research proposal.

Application with all supporting documentation must be submitted to INPP no later than the 1st June prior to commencement of the course in the autumn of the same year.