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.
A list of all Scotland's colleges and contact email addresses and telephone numbers.
A list of all Scotland's local authorities and telephone numbers to get in touch.
Quick access to a list of the most frequent questions we get asked by students.
Download a copy of the EMA Partner Toolkit and learn how you can spread the word.