Hello and welcome to the website for Education Maintenance Allowances in Scotland.
EMAs were launched across Scotland in August 2004 to provide financial support to young people from low income families.
Currently, over 33,000 young people in Scotland are receiving an EMA.
To check and see if you will receive an EMA for year 2016-17, new and current EMA students should click the 'Students' link to the left. Those involved in the management of EMAs should visit the 'Administrators' section.
On 1 January 2016, the EMA programme was expanded to include part-time non-advanced college courses and the household income thresholds will be increased. Details of the new income thresholds can be found in the students section.
A press release about the EMA changes can be found on the Scottish Government website.
We hope you find this website interesting and that it answers all your questions.