The Scott Bolton Trust awards expedition and travel grants each year to students and ex-students of Bolton School.
Projects which are original or challenging will be favoured by the management committee who decide the awards. Physical challenges were originally the norm, but challenges of an intellectual nature are also acceptable if they show initiative.
Travel may be within the UK or abroad, but trips planned with some originality are preferred to the ones organised by Travel or Gap Year companies. Students should feel stretched in some way by the experience.
The committee usually supports Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and will on occasion subsidise demanding expeditionary or travel ventures organised by the School. Other school trips will not normally qualify.
Students should be aged between 16 and 22 at the time of the project. Awards will not normally be made after the second summer having left School. Applications for trips during a year out will be considered provided the student is going on to further education and has not finished a first degree.
The Scott Trust does not fund projects which are an integral part of a student's education such as medical electives or time abroad for modern language students, nor trips to visit family members abroad. Projects linked to an applicant's intended educational course would normally only be considered if there were some travel portion either before or afterwards.
Application forms can be downloaded below or picked up from Mrs Debra Hardman, Clerk and Treasurer's office (Room A37, Boys' Division Senior School). The deadline for submission is Friday 18th January 2013. Applications received after this date will not be submitted to the Committee.
For current pupils, interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th February 2013 in the Upper Hall of the Arts Centre. Prior to the interviews taking place, written notification will be issued by the respective Division.
Decision by Management Committee
Following the interviews, the Management Committee of the Scott Bolton Trust will consider all applications with written notification of their decision being issued within a few days of the meeting.
Obligations of Successful Applicants
- Apply all grant monies to the approved project.
- Give immediate notice of cancellation of a project, or an individual withdrawing from a group, to the Clerk of the Committee (via Mrs Debra Hardman).
- To refund any grant not taken up.
- Submit a report by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on the project within 6 months of carrying it out, for circulation amongst the Management Committee prior to display within the respective Division. The report should include a description of the project and itinerary with comments as to what made the trip stretching or memorable.
Scott Bolton Trust Application Form