Since it was set up in 1936, the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded thousands of pounds of extra funds to students to help them pursue a career, course of study or other ambition.
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The scheme has helped hundreds of young people from the Ashby area to further their career or educational aspirations.
The scheme is open to anyone under 25 who lives in or around Ashby, or is a former student of either Ashby School or Ivanhoe High School.
This small fund normally gives grants in the region of £25 to £150 for individual applications at the discretion of its governors.
Money is allocated by the scheme's governors to provide:
The fund does not cover travel costs or contribute towards school trips.
It is a condition of any award that a report is sent to the Governors by 31 December detailing how the money was spent. Governors will not consider applications from anyone who has previously received an award but not submitted a report.
Application forms are available from Ashby School in February of each year. The Mary Smith Fund was set up by Alderman Frederick Smith, an old boy of Ashby School. It is believed to be in memory of his mother, who was the wife of an Ashby upholsterer and a devoted member of the town’s Baptist Church.
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