Lionel White scholarship

Lionel White Scholarship 2018

The Lionel White Scholarship award provides financial support for young people from the Aberystwyth area wishing to travel abroad for humanitarian and experience-widening purposes.
The fund was created with a capital gift from Past president Lionel White, following his death some years ago.. The interest from this capital fund, plus weekly income from the clubs’ lunchtime raffle usually provides sufficient income to fund this award, and also supports a Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA) participant. .
Anyone up to and including the age of 23 on the 31st of January 2018 with a permanent address in Aberystwyth (or its immediate catchment area) may apply. Applications are invited from school, college and university students, although it must be emphasised that an Aberystwyth student address does not meet the qualifying criteria.
There must be a clear-cut purpose for the overseas visit which could include:
working on a short-term humanitarian project in health, housing and educational fields
participation in officially-sponsored work programmes (e.g Operation Raleigh and the British Schools Exploration Society)
representing the local area in worldwide events (e.g Scout and Guide Jamborees)
other projects as appropriate
This list is by no means exhaustive and other possibilities will be considered.

There is no application form. Anyone interested is invited to submit a written application which should include a Curriculum Vitae and full details of the purpose of the visit and how the candidate personally expects to benefit from the experience. If the proposed visit is organised by a humanitarian or charitable organisation, any supporting literature provided by the organisation and the project should be included with the application.
Applicants for the awards which will take place in the summer of 2018 should be made to Rotarian Alan Axford, by letter to Nant-y-Benglog Isaf, Capel Seion, Aberystwyth, SY23 3EE, or by  email to ataxford@aol.com by 31st January 2018

 

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