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The Lillingstone Trust Scholarships

The Lillingstone Trust offers scholarships to encourage pupils from lower income backgrounds who are deterred by financial constraints from exploiting their potential by continuing into higher education.  
Scholarships will be awarded mainly, but not exclusively, to pupils applying to study STEM subjects at university.  

Scholarships will have maximum value of £4,000, with payments spread over the first three years of the degree course. The first year’s award will be £1,500 to assist with the purchase of required equipment and books. To receive subsequent yearly grants applicants will need to provide evidence to the Trustees of their successful academic progress and to confirm that they have a continuing need for support.

Any student attending schools in North Buckinghamshire, Northampton Town or South Northamptonshire may apply for a scholarship.

The Trust has also set aside a small fund to assist those pupils requiring assistance with the costs of travel to attend interviews at universities, please ask your Head of 6th Form if you think you require this support.

Application forms can be found at the bottom of this webpage

Please complete your application clearly and return it to your Head of 6th Form or if you have received the form direct from The Lillingstone Trust, please return to:

The Lillingstone Trust

The Trustees will carefully consider all applications, the Scholarships are granted on a discretionary basis and the Trustees will not enter into any correspondence or discussion about their decisions. In considering applications, the Trustees will ask the School to provide an academic/personal assessment of each applicant.

All information you provide will be received in confidence by the Trustees who may discuss your application with the School.
Guidance on completion of your application may be provided by your Head of 6th Form.

What our Scholars say:

“I was able to buy my course books without the stress of having to find the right editions second hand.  I was also able to pay subs for societies like the university art society (leading to my work being displayed in an exhibition) and teams like archery (with whom I shot in two inter-university competitions this year), as well as pursuing other hobbies.”

“I have had more time to attend careers fairs and optional forensic science workshops which have given me a better idea of what I can do with my degree.  I’m currently seeking work experience opportunities.  With additional support from the Lillingstone Trust, I will have no worries taking part in non-paid work which will provide me with valuable experience.”

“I would not have been able to do some of the amazing things I did this year if it wasn’t for the Lillingstone Trust.  I look forward to continuing the road to finishing my Bachelors and beginning my Masters.”

“The funding has made my time at university easier and more comfortable as without it I would have struggled significantly.  The NHS is incredibly short of doctors and my ambition to graduate as a doctor and help boost these vital numbers can only be achieved by continuing my studies.  I won’t be able to do this without the support of the scholarship.”

“It is due to the Lillingstone Trust scholarship that I have been able to become fully immersed in university life.  The scholarship has allowed me to be able to afford living independently with no parental input.”

“I also put some of the money I received from the scholarship towards a trip to China in the summer.  Through an application and interview process I have received a place teaching English in Guanghzou, China.”

“Having the scholarship also allowed me to pay the deposit for my shared house for next year, which I am looking forward to moving into in September!”

“Thanks to the scholarship I have a fantastic laptop on which I can do all my coursework and I have also been able to keep up with the high demand of stationary for lecture notes and exam revision.”

Julie Powell,
15 Oct 2020, 06:52