Education Maintenance Allowances: 2015-16

The EMA programme aims to provide support for young people aged 16 to 19 from low income families to overcome financial barriers to stay on in education.

Education Maintenance Allowances 2015-16

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published statistics on Education Maintenance Allowances ( EMAs) in the academic year 2015-16. EMA provides financial support for young people from low-income households to overcome financial barriers to participate in appropriate school or further education college courses or an Activity Agreement. Activity Agreements are included within schools figures in this publication. This release contains information on students in Scotland who received at least one payment under the EMA programme.


Email: Scott Dickie

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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