The Ellie Kempley Bursary

In memory of Ellie Kempley, an AMI Diploma 3-6 student who sadly passed away suddenly in 2022 while studying with us, we are offering an annual bursary for a fully-paid place on our AMI Orientation 3-6 course for another bright young student.

Ellie was full of life and potential so we want to remember her by supporting other young people who are also full of potential. Every year The Ellie Kempley Bursary will be awarded to a student aged under 30 years who has a passion and commitment to learning about Montessori.

2024 applications are now closed.

More About the Course
The AMI Orientation 3-6 (formerly Assistants Certificate) course focuses on Montessori for children aged 3-6 years. The course is part-time and online. The AMI Orientation is recognised around the world and is a thorough introduction to Montessori, offering suitable training for classroom assistants and anyone interested in the approach.

The bursary place is available on our upcoming AMI Orientation 3-6 years course running from 15th April – 24th May 2024.

Read more about the course.

Who can apply?
To be eligible you must be aged under 30 years on the application closing date – 31st January 2024. We will prioritise students who have demonstrated a passion/ commitment to Montessori and/or young children and those facing financial barriers.

Simply fill in the form below to apply for the bursary. We will also ask you to complete our usual course application form. All bursaries are subject to being accepted onto the course.

If you have any questions about the course or application process please email us at