Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

EMA provides financial support to 16-19 year olds who want to continue learning. The EMA is a Scottish Government fund to support young people from lower income families to continue with their studies.  Around 33,000 students in Scotland receive the allowance.

You daughter/ son could be eligible if your family earns up to £24,421 a year, or £26,884, if they have siblings. The payment is based on excellent attendance and on your daughter/son fulfilling the Senior School Learning Agreement.

Renewals require a new application form and a school learning agreement to be completed each session.

To apply on-line go to:

If you want to find out more information please contact Miss Pollock, DHT.

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