Bursaries

Overview

Students who have attended John Ruskin School are welcome to apply to the following funds for financial support with studies undertaken after Year 11.

Applications must be submitted using the relevant application form, and can be emailed to admin@jrs.org.uk or sent by post to The John Ruskin School, c/o The School Business Manager. Applications will be considered by The Governing Body of the Fells Federation of John Ruskin School and Coniston Primary School.

The John Ruskin School Prize Fund

The John Ruskin School Prize Fund (sometimes referred to as The Tom Usher Fund) can provide funding towards sixth form studies, an apprenticeship or a Further Education course. Applicants must be under 18 years old. Only one application per student can be made. Please refer to the Charity Commission website to understand the purpose of this Fund, using THIS LINK.

Applications will open 1 September each year, and forms must be submitted by 31 October in the same year for the John Ruskin School Prize Fund.
Please only send completed application forms between 1 September and 31 October each year. Forms received at other times of the year will be returned.

Prize Fund application form

The Dorothy Mandall Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dorothy Mandall Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund can provide funding towards Higher Education. Only one application per student can be made, and applicants must be under the age of 21 years. This Fund was established with funds from Dorothy Mandall Strong’s husband, Robert Strong, who survived his wife by seventeen years. The gravestone for Robert and Dorothy is in the cemetery annex (Hawkshead Old Road) of St Andrew’s Church, Coniston. Details of this Fund are on the Charity Commission website.

Applications will open 1 September each year, and forms must be submitted by 30 November in the same year for applications to the Dorothy Mandall Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please only send completed application forms between 1 September and 30 November each year. Forms received at other times of the year will be returned.

Dorothy Mandall Strong Trust application form