Applications to Mary Smith Scholarship Fund Close on Friday 15 February
07 Jan 2019
Students and former students of Ashby School who need extra funds to follow their dreams can apply to the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund - but must submit their applications by the closing date of Friday 15 February.
Each year, the fund makes awards to about 70 young people who apply for help with the costs of following a career, course of study or other ambition.
In 2018, the fund helped to pay for language classes, kickboxing equipment and even a charity trip to Everest base camp.
Others successfully applied for money towards veterinary textbooks, musical costs and educational visits overseas.
All applicants must be under 25 and current or former students of Ashby School or Ivanhoe College or living in the Ashby area.
George Bakewell-Smith (pictured above), who was awarded funds for his trip to Everest base camp, said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to the Mary Smith Fund for helping to make this amazing trip possible. As a group, we raised £40,000 for charity.”
Click here to download an application form.
Completed forms must be returned to Jo Marlow at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15 February 2019.