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St Catherine’s Association Travel Award Applications 2017

Applications to: association@stcatherines.info
Deadline: Friday 5th May, 2017

Applications will be reviewed and considered at the PTA and Association Committee meetings. Decisions will be communicated to applicants on Friday 16th June, 2017 and cheques or BACS transfer will be issued immediately.

All applications must be received electronically by 5th May 2017 along with any supporting files e.g. photos, maps, illustrations. The Application form (see below) can be downloaded.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report for the School website and Magazine by 1st September after the date of their return and make a presentation on St Catherine's Day (November).

Things to include in your application (1,000 words max)

  • Your contact details. If the application is on behalf of more than one person – provide all applicants details.
  • Destination and route of travel.
  • Mode of transport to be used.
  • Duration of the expedition.
  • Field of the expedition.
  • Why should your application receive an award?
  • Details of voluntary work undertaken in country of destination and how this will impact on the local community there; and/or
  • How this trip will enhance your work experience or education.
  • Rough budget of estimated expenditure.
  • Details of how you will fund the balance of the money required.
  • Provide web links and attach maps, photos, and illustrations where applicable to support the application.

Queries and questions to association@stcatherines.info or Dawn Pilkington on 01483 899751 or visit the Foundation Office in the Senior School, adjacent to the Chapel entrance.

Rosamond Raymond Travel Bursary 2017: up to £500
Relevant to expeditions undertaken Post AS or Post A-Level (L6 and U6 girls)

The Association Committee administers a bursary of £500 a year which can be awarded to one girl or shared amongst deserving applicants. This award is generously funded by a former pupil of St Catherine’s, Mrs Rosamond Raymond (1946 Leaver). Mrs Raymond has a particular interest in conservation and the environment and applications in these fields are very welcome; however application will be accepted and considered for all projects or expeditions overseas.

The Association Committee must be satisfied that the project or expedition is worthwhile and that the applicant is able to raise the balance of the money required.

Applicants should submit an application form setting out their plans and giving reasons why the Association Committee might award a Rosamond Raymond Travel Bursary towards their costs.

PTA Student Project Award(s) 2017
Relevant to expeditions undertaken Post A-Level (U6 girls)

The PTA currently offers a number of financial awards to girls who wish to undertake worthwhile projects post A-Level. These awards are made available to any project irrespective of geographical location and can be undertaken during the summer holidays immediately following A-Levels or as part of a gap year programme. Any girl in her final year is eligible to apply.

Financial support may be sought for a wide range of projects including participation in charity work in the UK, targeted work experience to support further education and working on a project in a developing country. The PTA must be satisfied that the project will benefit the community to which it relates.

Applicants should submit an application form detailing their project, and giving reasons why the PTA might contribute towards their costs, what those costs are and how much you would like the PTA to fund. You should also include details of how you propose to raise the balance of the money required.

Association Travel Bursar 2017: up to £600
Relevant to expeditions undertaken Post A-Level (U6 girls)

The Association Committee administers and funds a bursary of £600 a year which can be awarded to one girl or shared amongst deserving applicants.

The Association Committee must be satisfied that the project or expedition is worthwhile and that the applicant is able to raise the balance of the money required. The Expedition can last between 2 and 12 months during the summer holidays after A-Levels or during a gap year.

Any overseas project that benefits the local community in the destination country will be considered. It is essential that you have parental permission and the funds must be returned if the trip is cancelled for any reason.

Applicants should submit an application form setting out their plans and giving reasons why the Association Committee might award a Travel Bursary towards their costs.

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