It doesn't say much; From September 2011, EMA will be replaced with a new £180m bursary scheme. If you’re aged between 16 and 19 years and face financial hardship while you’re in full-time education you may receive a bursary.
Schools, colleges and training providers will be responsible for awarding bursaries to students. For most bursaries they decided on the amount, when it is paid and whether it’s linked to behaviour or attendance, except for those most in need.
Those most in need, such as those in care, care leavers or those claiming income support will be guaranteed a bursary of £1,200.
What other traits would put you as 'most in need'?
I think it's a good idea, and it would really help me when I go to college.