October 7, 2018
Trustees of THF have approved 10 new bursaries so far this year, totalling over £3000, to young people Teignbridge with talents and ambitions in the arts but whose families lack the financial means to help them pursue their dreams. Youngsters aged between 7-19 and with long-term residency in Teignbridge may apply. Those seeking bursaries complete applications forms that need to be endorsed by an adult professional such as a teacher, youth leader, or drama director. Trustees evaluate the eligibility of the application and, if approved, see the young person with a parent or carer and verify the family’s financial eligibility.
One of this year’s applicants is Harry Ramsay, a skilled musician who successfully applied for a renewal of his THF Bursary and took his Grade 8 keyboard exam this summer. Now 18, Jack has been supported by THF bursaries for a number of years and is on his way to university to study engineering.
He wrote in his bursary application letter just how grateful he is for the long-term support from THF that has helped him achieve his ambitions. His music teacher wrote in her supporting statement:
“Jack has been a student of mine since for 10 years and I couldn’t be prouder of a student than I am of him. At music events, Jack helps set up, operates the technical elements e.g. sound and lighting and helps us pack down. He is a mature, well-rounded, honest lad with a dry sense of humour that often catches me out in lessons! I cannot commend Jack enough for a further bursary (two terms only) and the Helen Foundation’s support has been invaluable.”
We wish Harry and all THF bursary holders every success this year!
January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019