Travel scholarships are awarded to students who are attempting adventurous or worthwhile overseas travel. The scholarship can be used to fund a visit or travel that demonstrates a high level of independent organisation by the student.
The individual awards range from between £100-£500, but have been as high as £1,000. For further information, please contact the Principal, John Southworth. The deadline for students applying for a travel scholarship in 2018-2019 is 24th May 2019.
Here are some recent articles by recipients of travel scholarships which originally appeared in the college magazine, Imprint.
Last summer vacation, I spent about a week in Singapore. I went to several classical music concerts, as well as free-style music performances. I was particularly impressed by the local pop music bands. So I talked to three different bands and asked them some questions about their musical lives.
This summer I spent a month in Ghana, working with underprivileged children. I spent the first half of the day working at an institution called The Underprivileged Children’s Centre (UCC) and the afternoons in a children’s home called Love-a-Lots, where they look after children aged one to nine years old who had been found abandoned on the streets, some of them near to death. I went on my own, so I was apprehensive at the start, but as soon as I got to my host family’s house I knew it was going to be an experience that would change me.
Cambodia - The Kingdom of Wonder
During the summer holiday, I went to Cambodia for six days: a cultural and historical expedition made possible by the MPW Travel Fund. Cambodia was my first choice because it produced the most remarkable civilization in Southeast Asia between the 8th and 13th centuries, known as the Khmer Empire.
I flew to Siem Reap, a small town close to the famous Angkor Wat ruins.