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The Aberfan Children's Scholarship

This scholarship is provided from the income of a gift made by the Welsh Society of San Francisco in memory of the children who were killed in the Aberfan disaster of 1966.

Deadline: 1 June 2024
Amount: up to £1,500 for up to three years

This scholarship aims to encourage young people living and studying in Aberfan to attend university.


You are eligible if you:

  • Are a young person of school age, whose parents were living in Aberfan at the time of the disaster, or if there is no suitably qualified applicant, a person of school age living in Merthyr Tydfil.

In both of the above cases, the order of preference shall be:

  • a) Applicants who propose to enter Cardiff University, as first year undergraduate students.
  • b) Applicants who propose to enter any other Welsh university as first year undergraduate students.

Additional Information

The value of the Scholarship shall be approximately £1,500 per annum, subject to available funds.  This amount may be divided between two or more suitably qualified applicants. The Scholarship will be tenable for up to three years, proportionate and subject to available funds.

Find out more on the Y Werin website.

Apply now

Complete the application form and return it by post to:

Y Werin Legacy Fund
University of Wales Registry
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3NS

Aberfan Children’s Scholarship

Application form