The Eastbridge Educational Award Schemes

Eastbridge has two educational responsibilities, namely the Eastbridge Parker Exhibition at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and the Eastbridge Award Scheme.

The Eastbridge Parker Exhibition, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Eastbridge Parker Exhibition was established by Archbishop Matthew Parker in 1569 and was originally intended to support two scholars from the Kings School Canterbury to Corpus Christi College Cambridge. In 1998 the Exhibition was widened to benefit any two students recommended by the Senior Tutor of Corpus Christi in the event there were no Kings School scholars at the University able to participate. The emphasis then will be on those students who come from challenging financial backgrounds. Eastbridge currently contributes not less than £1,500 per annum to this historic bursary. Contact with the students, who are nominated annually for the bursary, is maintained throughout the time of their study and they are encouraged to visit Eastbridge and meet with trustees.

The Eastbridge Educational Fund

The Eastbridge Educational Fund (formerly The Eastbridge Award Scheme) was established in 1986 with the encouragement of the then Archbishop of Canterbury to offer financial support to young persons attending non-fee paying schools within the city of Canterbury. Initially the scheme was limited to those attending secondary and grammar schools.

The trustees of Eastbridge Hospital are now pleased to announce they have extended the scheme to primary schools within the city of Canterbury and have also widened the purposes for which the award scheme may be used. For example, an award could now be used for the purchase of equipment such as musical instruments, excursions and special events. The emphasis is on enabling young people to grow and develop and, as Eastbridge is an Anglican foundation, to be ever mindful of the needs of others.

The Eastbridge trustees have set aside a yearly sum to meet applications for this award. Grants will be made half-yearly and applications from participating schools should be made by the end of April and the end of October. Applications should be made on headed paper and submitted to Louise Knight, Clerk and Receiver, Eastbridge Hospital, 25 High Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BD