Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) are not stopping after June 2012. This is only the case in England and NOT Scotland.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Local Authority Education Departments for schools throughout Scotland.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance of £30 per week (dependant on household income) payable during term time. These allowances are paid to the young person, directly into their bank account.
For session 2015/16 EMAs will apply to all eligible pupils who are 16-19 years old on or before 29 February, 2016, who are at secondary school and are willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school for a minimum of 21 hours per week.
Application forms and further information
Useful information for parents/carers