Bursary Awards for charitable work

Over the years, many students from King Edward VI College have been involved in valuable service to communities around the world and in this country – volunteering to work with children in orphanages or in hospitals overseas, participating in literacy and homelessness support projects, and a full range of other valuable, life-changing work.

Application Form

This year, the college is offering students the opportunity to apply for two different awards – both of which support students performing this valuable service during their ‘gap year’ (year 13 students) or summer activity (year 12 students) as follows:

  • The Roy Award (at home or abroad):  this is an endowment left to the Foundation Trustees by the late Dr Dilip Kumar Roy.  A total bursary of up to £10,000 is available to ONE successful applicant – the panel will award a sum to that student, which is commensurate with the scale and scope of the proposed community service project.
  • The King Edward VI College Bursary Award for Community Service (at home or abroad):  students may wish to use the award to support voluntary work in which they are currently involved, or an activity which they are planning.  A total bursary of up to £2500 is available to be SHARED between the successful applicants

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 March 2024 (Mid-day).

For successful candidates, there will be an interview whereby an informal ten minute presentation will be required to showcase your project/ideas on Monday 15 April in the afternoon.

Completed application forms can be emailed to or handed into the Student Support Helpdesk.

If you require any further clarification regarding these awards, please contact your Personal Tutor or Student Support