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Mary Lidstone Trust

Kennicott Sixth Form are very priviledged in being able to offer financial support to a small number of students applying for Higher and Further Education courses each year through the Mary Lidstone Charitable Trust. 

Grant recipients are chosen on merit through an application and interview process. 
Eligibility to apply for a grant is subject to a means test.
Grants are awarded up to a maximum level of £5,000 per year of the supported course: i.e. a three year degree course could see support of up to a maximum £15,000 awarded over the three years. The level of support will vary according to need.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year are now closed, but expressions of interest for the 2018/19 academic year will be invited from September 2017. 

The Trust was set up following a generous legacy from Roy Lidstone and is dedicated to the memory of his wife, Mary.

After joining up as a boy soldier, Roy rose to the rank of Colonel, working in communications in places as far flung as Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong. During his time in service, Roy studied and gained two Open University degrees and always saw himself as a life long learner.

Family circumstances meant neither Roy nor Mary were able to pursue their education beyond the age of sixteen - despite Roy’s obvious acumen and Mary’s great talent for, and love of, music. Perhaps because they were unable to pursue their own academic careers, it was always their wish that their legacy should be used to enable young people to follow an academic dream which might otherwise, through financial circumstances, not be possible.