The Tinker Fisher scholarships scheme is a fantastic opportunity for Kirklees students to broaden their educational horizons abroad and the deadline for applications on the 14th April is fast approaching.
The Tinker Fisher awards, were first established over 100 years ago and have been supporting students in Kirklees through grant funding for study trips since their foundation. These awards, set up by local philanthropists John Tinker and Edward Fisher in 1911, allow ambitious students to travel abroad for research, work experience or study and were established with the aim of broadening educational horizons.
Administered by ourselves and local solicitors Eaton Smith, the travelling scholarship is keeping the philanthropic spirit of the original trustees alive, and last year distributed funding worth £8000 to 13 students from The University of Huddersfield and Kirklees College.
Grants begin at £200 and the trustees are willing to make major awards for exceptional applications. The fund is highly competitive and will be judged on merit by an independent awarding panel representing us, the University, the College and Eaton Smith solicitors.