Dr. Radcliffe’s Financial Awards

The Dr Radcliffe’s School Foundation Scholarship committee welcomes applications from young people who are continuing their education through college, university, formal training or an apprenticeship. There are two schemes available for:

  • 18 – 25 year olds in higher further education, formal training or apprenticeship. In the past we have made awards for tools and equipment for apprenticeship or training, uniforms for trainees, field and study trips at college or university. Awards are made at the discretion of the Trustees of Dr Radcliffe’s School Foundation and are based on the financial need of the applicant. The circumstances of the household will be taken into consideration, but there is no restriction as to family income. Each case is considered on the basis of the application made.
  • 16 – 18 year olds – this scheme is to support students who are continuing in education (school or college) and whose family income is less than £45,000. Again we have funded field trips, equipment for courses and laptops.

In each case the young person must live in the parish of Steeple or Middle Aston or have attended Dr Radcliffe’s School for at least two years. Young people can apply any year that they are eligible regardless of whether they have received an award in the past.


Dr Radcliffe’s School Foundation Scholarship Committee – awards for 16 – 18 year olds

  1. PURPOSE

Following Samuel Radcliffe’s desire to provide for the education and training of children within Steeple Aston, the Scholarship Committee is looking to extend the scope of their awards to cover students aged 16-18

The award could fund

1.1. Laptop or other computer equipment

1.2. Equipment for vocational courses (knives, uniforms)

1.3. Travel to school/college/training

  1. ELIGIBILITY

The Committee will consider applications from young people

2.1. aged 16 – 18

2.2. engaged in study or training

2.3. who need financial support

2.4. who attended Dr Radcliffe’s School for at least two years or who lives in Steeple or Middle Aston

  1. FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The committee will only make an award if the total household income is less than £45,000 (this is informed by the current upper limit for Children’s Tax Credit).

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS

The process is

4.1. The student completes an application form, which is also signed by a parent or guardian, and sent to Freeths by the deadline of 11 November. Any late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances at the Trustees’ discretion.

4.2. The scholarship committee meets, reviews applications and make awards during the following December

4.3. Cheques are sent to students by 31 December in the year of application

  1. APPLICATION ADDRESS

To download an application form, please click here.

Alternatively you can obtain an application form from the Clerk to the Trust, Mr Nigel Roots, Freeths LLP, 5000 Oxford Business Park, Oxford 0X4 2BH. Tel 01865 781127.

All completed forms should be sent to the Clerk at the address above.


Dr Radcliffe’s School Foundation Scholarship Committee – awards for 18 – 25 year olds

  1. PURPOSE

Students, trainees can apply for financial help. Dr Radcliffe’s Foundation invites local students and trainees to apply for financial assistance with their education or training.

  1. ELIGIBILITY

The Foundation makes awards annually to help young people under the age of 25. The awards are open to all those who are permanently resident in the parishes of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston (when not at university or college), or who have attended Dr Radcliffe’s School in Steeple Aston for at least two years. The awards are for educational purposes, mostly at post-school stage, to young people in further or higher education, on apprenticeships or formal job training. They will not normally cover school or tuition fees, but will provide modest sums to meet needs for extra items. In the past awards have been made for school field trips, tools and equipment for apprenticeship or training, uniforms for trainees, music lessons where good standards can be demonstrated, field and study trips at school and college, and books and equipment for students at college or university. The trustees reserve the right to exercise their discretion whether to grant an award or not, and will give particular importance to financial need.

  1. FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT

Awards are made at the discretion of the Trustees of Dr Radcliffe’s School Foundation based on the financial need of the applicant. The circumstances of the household will be taken into consideration, but there is no restriction as to family income. Each case is considered on the basis of the application made. Students can apply any year that they are eligible regardless of whether they have received an award in the past.

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS

The process is

4.1. The student completes an application form, which is also signed by a parent or guardian, and sent to Freeths by the deadline of 11 November. Any late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances at the Trustees’ discretion.

4.2. The scholarship committee meets, reviews applications and make awards during the following December

4.3. Cheques are sent to students by 31 December in the year of application

  1. APPLICATION ADDRESS

To download an application form, please click here.

Alternatively you can obtain an application form from the Clerk to the Trust, Mr Nigel Roots, Freeths LLP, 5000 Oxford Business Park, Oxford 0X4 2BH. Tel 01865 781127.

All completed forms should be sent to the Clerk at the address above.