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 Award Scheme
Through the Eastbridge Award Scheme, established in 1986 with the encouragement of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Eastbridge offers financial support to pupils of state schools in Canterbury who wish to undertake a project which will challenge themselves and improve the lives of others.
Projects may be located in this country or further afield. Past successful applicants have worked with the Corrymeela Community in Ireland, promoting peace and reconciliation. Others have been involved with community work and as teaching assistants in Africa, Asia and South America. Some projects have been undertaken during holidays, others have occupied a whole ‘gap year’. There is no set formula. It
is up to applicants to suggest what constitutes their own challenge. As a Christian Foundation, Eastbridge is eager to promote projects which advance the welfare and quality of life of those who are less fortunate. However, no particular faith commitment is required of applicants.
How to apply
Applications can be made online or an application form can be obtained from the Clerk and Receiver:
Eastbridge, Nicholas Andrews, 39 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TX
Tel: 01227 863136