The WSC Education Opportunity Trust is an independent charity that was founded in 2009 following a donation from a former student of West Suffolk College. The Trust makes financial grants to students and former students who are studying, or have studied, at West Suffolk College and/or UCS Bury St Edmunds to assist such persons to enhance their educational experience and its application to the outside world. The Trust hopes these grants will help recipients to maximise the contribution they may make to society throughout their lives.
The basic criteria for gaining support from the Trust will be whether the applicant will gain educational benefit in the widest sense. The Trustees also expect applicants to demonstrate how, if a grant is made to them, they will share their experiences of ways in which the grant benefitted them.
Applicants are invited to complete an application form and those selected are invited to attend an informal meeting with the Trustees where they will have the opportunity of presenting their reasons for making the application in more detail and answering any questions that the Trustees may have.
Grants from the Trust will normally not be made in cases where funds can be accessed from other sources such as maintenance grants, access funds or state benefits.
In its first year the Trust has made grants to assist: -
If you would like to donate please click here. Please send completed donation forms with your cheque (made payable to “WSC Education Opportunity Trust”) and application forms to David Kent, Clerk to the Trustees at 1, Rose Cottage, Walcot Green, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5ST. Alternatively email application forms to David Kent.