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  • Annual Bursary

     The Rotary Club of Lisburn Trevor Guy 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.

    Unfortunately, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, no applicants were able to undertake their projects and the Bursary competition was suspended in 2021 and 2022. It is hoped to reactivate the Bursary in early 2023.

    Applications for the  awards open on 1st February each year and normally the main award is worth up to £500 and further amounts may be offered in the form of discretionary awards to other candidates 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. No application received after the closing date will be considered.

    The Bursary awards winner(s) are announced no later than 31 May in each year.


    An application form and a copy of the Rules and Regulations can be obtained from 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 travelled 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.

    The winner of 2019 Bursary was a medical  student in her final year at Queens University. She used her Bursary money to help finance two trips, firstly to St Mary’s Hospital, London to spend time in one of the top trauma units in the City. From there she flew to Singapore Hospital where they specialise in Colorectal surgery.