Bridport Literary Festival Bursary for Year 13 Students
The Bridport Literary Festival would like to invite students in Year 13 who are planning to progress to university, to apply for the Bridlit Bursary which will allow the 2 successful candidates £3,000 a year for each year of their three year degree course.
The Festival is now in its nineteenth year and feels the it should use its surplus funds to help the community which has supported it all these years. As a registered charity, the Festival has as its objective the advancement of education. Deirdre Coates, the chair of Trustees, said, ‘What better way to use these funds than to help local students go on to further education. The ever-growing costs for university students must be working as a deterrent for some and this may go someway to helping two students a year to decide to read for a degree course.’
The Festival is also supporting Read Easy, a nation-wide charity with an active branch in Bridport, which helps adults with reading difficulties. It is also helping the bank of Dreams and Nightmares, a registered charity which offers free creative writing workshops to to children aged 7-18 in West Dorset.
The Bridlit Bursary is open to any Year 13 student resident in the Bridport ward of the Dorset Council or who attends the Beaminster Colfox joint sixth form and who has applied or who intends to apply for an undergraduate course beginning in 2023. In order to be considered for one of the two bursaries available for this autumn, they should complete the application form. In no more than 4,000 characters, they will need to explain why they think they are a suitable candidate, why they have chosen their subject of study, and how they see the Bridlit Bursary helping them to achieve their goals. They will also be asked for the names and contact details of two referees.
Candidates should visit our bursaries page to find full details of the Bursaries and fill out the application form. This process is very simple and every young person in the Bridport area who is planning to go to university this autumn is encouraged to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2023