The Lillingstone Trust - Review of Activities 2016

The charity’s Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships for pupils from lower income backgrounds wishing to study science at research based universities.  

The scheme has been developed in conjunction with local schools and is now being offered at six schools.  The scheme has twenty current scholars funded for higher education studies, six in their third year of studies, seven in their second year and seven in their first year.

In addition, during the year the Trustees awarded ‘one-off’ scholarships to a local student studying a Molecular Biology Masters at Imperial College, London and to a PhD student researching the future of tigers in Malaysia.

The charity continues to support a Community Laboratory in a  Science Centre at a local school.   As well as providing facilities for the pupils at the school, use of the Community Laboratory is offered to the wider local population, including primary school pupils, local youth organisations and local science clubs.  The charity funds the centre's outreach program costs, including a program of  monthly science lectures.

The Trustees are currently in discussion with Nottingham University concerning possible funding for STEM scholarships for women.