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More details released of university funding for children of fallen personnel

The government has released more details of the university scholarship scheme for children of British servicemen and women from England, Scotland and Wales killed on active duty.

 BBC News reports that:

In England, funding of £8,200 per year will be available from 2011 for further education or university courses.

The value of the scholarships will be reviewed when tuition fees in England rise to up to £9,000 a year from 2012.

Scholarship amounts are yet to be released for Scotland and Wales.

Plans were first announced in October for the scheme, which is open to the children of servicemen and women killed on active duty since 1990.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills estimates that the programme will fund up to 100 students at any one time.

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