Awards and Scholarships


Support available to existing students at Elizabeth College

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 


In addition to the new Foundation Bursary Scheme there are a number of other bursaries and scholarships available to students at the Elizabeth College Upper School.

  • Gibson Fleming Bursaries are means-tested awards which provide financial support for students taking part in ‘additional’ College activities which might otherwise be unaffordable. The  scheme is open to all students.
  • Gibson Fleming Music Scholarships are offered to talented and accomplished musicians and singers and are awarded based on auditions held each January.
  • OEA Awards are made to assist with the cost of adventurous training, academic or other courses of a one-off nature.
  • The Ernest Gardner Fund provides means-tested bursaries in certain circumstances.

For further information on how these schemes could assist your family, please see below for detailed information.

Pupil involvement in the broader educational opportunities offered by the school is a fundamental part of an Elizabeth College education.  We encourage all of our pupils to get fully involved in extra-curricular activities such as sport, music and drama, as well as those activities which support academic progress and enrichment such as subject-related trips.  We are aware that the cost of these additional activities can be difficult to meet for some parents and feel that deserving pupils should be able to access them regardless of their ability to pay.

Parents can apply for a subsidy for such activities through the Gibson Fleming Bursaries scheme.  Applications should be made in April each year for awards for the following academic year. To apply for a bursary, parents should complete both the College mean-testing form and a Gibson Fleming Bursary application form, giving an indication of the activity for which the application is being made and the likely scale of their son’s involvement in the following year.  Eligibility will then be assessed by the Trustees in conjunction with the Principal.

Please note that these bursaries are complementary to the Gibson Fleming Music Scholarships and eligible students may hold both a scholarship and bursary. Any requests for support for musical related activities should be endorsed by the Music Department.

A special Gibson Fleming Trust Award is the John Davison Bursary which was established by Suzanne Boughton in memory of her father John David Davison (4572), a pupil at Elizabeth College from 1946 to 1951 and a former GP. The annual bursary is worth £1,000 and is intended to support a College pupil who would like to pursue a career in medicine.

Applicants should complete the Gibson Fleming Awards 2019 Application eform and the Elizabeth College Means Testing Form.

Elizabeth College offers Gibson Fleming Music Scholarships to talented and accomplished musicians and singers in Elizabeth College Upper School. Scholarships are awarded as Lower School (years 7 to 9), Middle School (Years 10 to 11) and Sixth Form Music Scholarships following auditions which are held in January each year.

Awards are granted on an annual basis. However, it is expected that Scholars will hold their scholarship until eligible to apply for the next level of award or until they leave College. The continued awards are subject to each musician's active involvement in the musical life of the College.

The value of the Scholarship is £100 pa. Scholarship holders may also apply for supplementary funds to support the cost of music tuition or opportunities to further expand their musical experiences. Applications are means tested and should be made through the Gibson Fleming Bursary Scheme, see previous tab.

Gibson Fleming Application Form

The Old Elizabethan Association makes OEA Awards to deserving College pupils, generally as a contribution towards the cost of off-island courses and expeditions. In the past, awards have been made to support a variety of activities ranging from British Schools’ Exploring Society expeditions to music seminars. The OEA is willing to consider applications for one-off expeditions, adventurous training and for courses in the world of sport, the arts and academia.

Other than in exceptional circumstances, an OEA award will cover only a proportion of the costs of any activity and applicants are expected to seek other sources of assistance for example fundraising or part time employment.

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The ability to demonstrate some excellence in the sport or activity;
  • The candidate’s initiative, commitment and achievement;
  • A genuine reason for attending;
  • Efforts made to raise funding from other sources;
  • Clear contribution to the personal development of the applicant; and
  • The degree to which the activity brings credit to the College.

Applicants must be currently attending Elizabeth College so the scheme is not available for gap year students.  A successful applicant will be required to submit a full report on their experiences to the OEA, suitable for publication in the Elizabethan, on their return.

The OEA would like to encourage College pupils to consider taking advantage of this valuable opportunity for personal or skills development.  We look forward to receiving applications, which will be assessed on the stated criteria as well as any input from the Principal and other College teaching staff.

Applications can be made using this form.

Modest funds are available from the Ernest Gardner Fund in certain cases for fee-payers suffering financial hardship.

All enquiries should be made in the first instance to the Bursar Email: bursar@elizabethcollege.gg Tel: (01481) 712542.