Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund

Registered Scottish Charity (SC004959)

Background

The Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund is a charitable endowment which was established in 1868 by a Victorian philanthropist by the name of John Clark. He was a thread manufacturer and prominent citizen from Paisley. The fund is now governed by Rules laid down in a 1974 Scheme (as varied with the consent of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2013).

The Fund typically receives between 300 and 400 applications each year, but only makes between 5 and 10 grants annually. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Governors of the Fund, and are given to applicants who show the highest levels of attainment in their studies and extracurricular activities, and in their promise for their future careers.

Eligibility

Please do not apply if you do not meet one of the undernoted criteria as your application will not be considered.

You are only eligible to apply if:

(a) you have already obtained an honours degree from the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde and are now studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree / post-graduate course which is either at the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde or is at another university in the UK or abroad; or

(b) you have already obtained an honours degree from another university in the UK or abroad and are now studying for, or applying to study for, a subsequent degree / post-graduate course which is at the University of Glasgow or Strathclyde.

If you do not meet one of these criteria you should not apply for support from this Fund.

Note: Grants are only paid to applicants who are studying and residing in the UK at the time of payment.

Value of grants

Normally between £500 and £1,500

How to apply

The application window for 2022 grants is now closed.

We are not currently accepting applications for 2023 grants (which will be awarded in November 2023).

The date from which 2023 applications can be submitted is expected to be 15 May 2023. From that date it will be possible to complete the online application form which will be made available on this website.

Please note that we do not under any circumstances accept emailed or postal applications. Applications are only considered via the online form.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk by email at clarkmileendfund@gmail.com

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