The ICAS Foundation programme provides support for undergraduate university students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study accounting or finance related degrees at university.
- Bursaries are awarded to eligible students up to a maximum value of £2,500 per annum (at the discretion of the ICAS Foundation Trustees). This funding is intended to assist students with the costs of studying at university such as accommodation, study materials, travel and living costs. While the bursary awards can also be used to support your personal development with experience or qualifications, the bursary should not be used to support day to day living expenses of other family members.
- Mentoring support is provided by a qualified Chartered Accountant, who has volunteered to assist a student with impartial guidance and the benefit of their experience. This is a structured, one to-one relationship that focuses on the needs of the student and is designed to support and encourage them to develop their potential in line with their career aspirations.
- Help is offered to find suitable work experience, internships and graduate roles, particularly via the ICAS Foundation's partners.
Before submitting this application form, please ensure you have read the Mentor Volunteer Role Description document which outlines the requirements and expectations of volunteers undertaking this role. You can find this on the ICAS Foundation website at www.icasfoundation.org.uk/support-us/mentor/.
Completing Your Application
Please submit your application using the form below. If you are unable to submit your application using the online form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete all the questions, answering as fully as possible. All information supplied will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Selection and Confirmation
- Applications will be reviewed by the ICAS Foundation team and acknowledged within one week of submission. Applications may be submitted throughout the year, however in general interviews and matching take place during the recruitment phase of July to October.
- New mentors will be invited to attend an interview during the recruitment phase. This interview will provide more details regarding the ICAS Foundation mentoring and provide the Foundation team with the opportunity to understand your motivations and experience. References are generally taken up shortly before or after the interview takes place.
- Final confirmation of the interview outcome will be provided after the interview has taken place and references have been received.
- Successful applicants will be asked to complete a volunteer agreement which outlines the responsibilities of volunteer mentors and the support they can expect to receive from the ICAS Foundation while volunteering.