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    2015 Bursary PhotographThe Rotary Club of Lisburn Trevor Guy Annual Bursary

    The Rotary Club of Lisburn  under then President Trevor  Guy, launched an Annual Bursary in 2004 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Club. A trust fund was set up to manage the bursary awards and to further the Rotary objectives and themes.

    Applications for the 2017 awards will open on 1st February 2016 and normally the main award is worth up to £500 and further amountsmay be offered in the form of discretionary awards to runners-up who put forward interesting or worthwhile projects.

    You may be considering taking a gap year before going to university or starting employment or you may wish to help a disadvantaged community at home or overseas. If so why not apply for a Rotary Club of Lisburn Bursary.

    The application process involves completing a form giving details of your proposed project together with a budget showing details of your expenditure and how costs will be funded.

    The application form may be downloaded from the website or a copy obtained from the Hon Secretary, Frank Young, 3 Sandyhill Park, Belfast BT17 9LS

    Completed applications should be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary by post or email. Applications will close on Friday 31st march 2017and no application received after that date will be considered.

    The Bursary awards winner(s) will be announced no later than 31st May 2017.To download an application form and a copy of the Rules and Regulations click on this link.

    For Rules and Regulations Click Here

    Examples of previous Bursary Award Winners

    In previous years Bursaries have been awarded to assist students on a gap year with a 12 month placement at a teaching post overseas, others traveled abroad to help teach children and adults English. Some have used their award to help with their medical elective overseas and more recently, and closer to home, to establish a food co-operative for local churches, communities and students.

    Other successful applicants have been shadowing doctors in a Nepalese hospital. During 2013 a student studying for a PhD at Queens traveled to Nicaragua to help children understand their rights in that part of Central America. Another was heading to Nova Scotia for 12 months to help disadvantaged adults in a care home.

    The 2016 winner is currently on 12 months placement in Thailand with Project Trust as a volunteer helping in the English department of a Primary a School where she was also hoping to set up extra curricular activities in Art,Music and Sport