Fund For the Arts
The aim of the Fund for The Arts is to encourage the preservation of the heritage of Robert Burns and the Arts in Scotland by providing financial assistance to pupils from schools in the East End of Glasgow who have demonstrated talent in the Club's Schools' Competition and who go on to study the Arts at tertiary level.
Award of Bursaries or Grants
Within the limitations of available funding, the Club aims to award at least one bursary per year to individual pupils of primary and secondary schools that have participated with distinction in the Bridgeton Burns Club Schools' Competition.
Given that university or college courses tend to last for three years, the Club aims to maintain at least four students receiving three-year bursary awards concurrently with one new recipient being selected each year to replace students who have completed their studies.
In selecting candidates for bursary awards, preference will be given to pupils who have achieved the greatest success or have the longest record of individual participation in the Club's Schools' Competition (e.g. have won a Club Silver Medal). Preference will also be given to pupils who are undertaking university or college courses in the fields of Music, Literature or Drama and who most impress the Fund for the Arts Trustees with their potential for preserving the Burns heritage in the future.
Depending on funding available, lesser Grants may be awarded towards the expenses of boys and girls who have the opportunity to attend workshops, seminars, conferences or short courses relevant to the Club's aims, particularly where no financial assistance or support is available from local authorities or other sources.
Pupils selected for a bursary award will be called for interview by the Trustees.
All awards are subject to the discretion and approval of the Trustees of the Fund.
Applications should be made using the Application Form on this Web Site and should be forwarded by e-mail or post to both the following addressees:
Mr F G Thompson MBE
Chairman of Trustees for Fund for the Arts
G84 7JZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs M E Brown
Hon Secretary, Fund for the Arts
23 Dunnottar Street,
G64 1PR email@example.com
Applicants may download an Application Form using the links below:
Application Form (MS Word)
Application Form (PDF)