Bursaries are being made available for physics, maths and natural science undergraduates, going to or currently at selected universities including Bath, thanks to a generous legacy.
The R W Barnes Bursary Fund has been set up through Quartet Community Foundation to offer financial assistance to undergraduates studying Engineering, Maths or Physics, at specific UK universities.
Students must live, before going to university, in the following postcode areas: All of BS, BA, TA, DT plus SP3/7/8, SN10/12/13/14/15, GL9.
Priority will be given to applicants:
- With no family history of higher education
- Attending Imperial College, Bath or Cambridge Universities
- Studying Mathematics or Physics, Natural Sciences (Mathematics plus Physics only)
- Living within BA8, BA9, BA11 postcodes.
These bursaries are possible thanks to a generous gift from one local man, Ron Barnes.
A scientist with diverse business interests, Somerset’s Ron Barnes was passionate about giving young people opportunities.
In his lifetime he gave 277 grants worth £266,540 to help students with their university studies.
Ron didn’t want the good work to end when he died, so he left a legacy to Quartet Community Foundation to continue the charitable work in his name to benefit hundreds of local students for years to come.
The R W Barnes Bursary Grant programme is now open for applications. The closing date is 17th July 2020 at 1pm. The maximum grant awarded is £2,500.