The Alexander W Davie Trust Educational Support

The Alexander W Davie Trust

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What is the trust?

Through the generosity of Alexander W Davie the Charitable Trust was established in 1992, following his death, to provide financial assistance for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 25 who meet one of the following criteria. Category 1: The person in respect of whom an application is made (“the applicant”) must have been born in the Parish of Lumphanan or his/her parents were resident in Lumphanan at the time of birth. Category 2: The applicant has lived in the Parish of Lumphanan for five years prior to the date of the application, and continues to live there.   Category 3: The applicant was born in either the Parish of Torphins or the Parish of Kincardine O' Neil, or the applicant's parents were resident within either of these Parishes at the time of the applicant's birth and the applicant has lived within either of those Parishes for five years prior to making the application, and continues to live there. Applications are means-tested and School, College and University awards of up to £7,200 annually are paid by 3 instalments, at the beginning of each term. Applications must be submitted on an annual basis. Please note that no retrospective payments will be considered by the Trustees. The Trustees meet annually in September to consider applications received on behalf of young people embarking on the next stage of their education at School, College or University. Although the Trust awards are primarily for core education costs, the Trustees do also consider one off applications from the parents of children who meet the criteria for expenses such as educational school trips and private tuition. Such applications are considered by the Trustees as and when they arise throughout the year. The Trustees in recent years have worked with Robert Gordon’s College to establish an Alexander Davie scholarship in which the Trust may assist in funding a student who meets particular criteria through their years at Robert Gordon’s College. This initiative is now being extended to include St Margaret’s School for Girls and Albyn School. This website will be updated once these additional scholarships are available.

Davie Trust awards made over the past two years

Year 2018/19 – we assisted 11 students who attended college or university. 1 of the students stayed at home during their course of study with 10 opting to live away from home. The Trustees made award totalling approximately £76,000 to these students with individual grants ranging from £2,700 to £10,000. The Trustees also assisted 22 school applicants with grants totalling approximately £10,000. The grants awarded covered the cost of tutoring, school trips and the purchase of a laptop. Year 2019/20 - we are committed to assisting 18 students who are attending college or university. 1 of the students is staying at home during their course of study with 17 opting to live away from home. The Trustees have committed to making awards totalling approximately £114,000 to these students with individual grants ranging from £2,100 to £10,000. During the year to date the Trustees have also assisted 12 school applicants with grants totalling approximately £5,000. The grants awarded covered the cost of tutoring, school trips and the purchase of 2 laptops. If you are intending starting college or university after the summer in whatever form that takes, remember to submit an application.
Coronavirus – Term Three funding We are looking for an update on any student currently in receipt of an award from the Trust. We are aware Universities are now closed. We have seen that some Universities have taken a view and advised first year students that they have automatically qualified for year two and that second year students are being assessed on coursework. We are looking for an update on your position and wish to explore whether and for what purpose any funding for Term three would still be required. We are posting this on our Website and our Facebook page as Mazars (the Trustees) offices are currently closed due to compliance to Government instructions and staff are working from home, hence we cannot contact you individually. In these circumstances can you submit any reply to the e- mail address on the website – info@davie-trust.org In the meantime please stay safe.

The Alexander W Davie Trust

What is the trust?

The Alexander W Davie Trust (the Trust) provides financial assistance for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 25. Annual awards of up to £7,200 per student/pupil are paid by 3 instalments at the beginning of each academic term. The Trust currently makes awards totalling around £120,000 per year. Although the Trust awards are primarily for core education costs, the Trustees do also consider one off applications from the parents of children who meet the criteria for expenses such as educational school trips and private tuition. Such applications are considered by the Trustees as and when they arise throughout the year. The Trustees are working with Robert Gordon’s College to establish an Alexander Davie Scholarship in which the Trust may assist in funding a student who meets particular criteria through their years at Robert Gordon’s College. This initiative is now being extended to include St Margaret’s School for Girls and Albyn School. This website will be updated once these additional scholarships are available. Due to the requirements of the Trust, there are some key conditions that need to be met. These are shown on the Eligibility page. The Trustees meet annually in September to consider applications received on behalf of young people embarking on the next stage of their education at School, College or University. Applications are means-tested and the amount awarded may be determined by family financial situation. Please note that no retrospective payments will be considered by the Trustees.
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The Alexander W Davie Trust Educational Support
Coronavirus – Term Three funding We are looking for an update on any student currently in receipt of an award from the Trust. We are aware Universities are now closed. We have seen that some Universities have taken a view and advised first year students that they have automatically qualified for year two and that second year students are being assessed on coursework. We are looking for an update on your position and wish to explore whether and for what purpose any funding for Term three would still be required. We are posting this on our Website and our Facebook page as Mazars (the Trustees) offices are currently closed due to compliance to Government instructions and staff are working from home, hence we cannot contact you individually. In these circumstances can you submit any reply to the E mail address on the website – info@davie- trust.org. In the meantime please stay safe.
Davie Trust awards made over the past two years Year 18/19 – we assisted 11 students who attended college or university. 1 of the students stayed at home during their course of study with 10 opting to live away from home. The Trustees made award totalling approximately £76,000 to these students with individual grants ranging from £2,700 to £10,000. The Trustees also assisted 22 school applicants with grants totalling approximately £10,000. The grants awarded covered the cost of tutoring, school trips and the purchase of a laptop. Year 2019/20 - we are committed to assisting 18 students who are attending college or university. 1 of the students is staying at home during their course of study with 17 opting to live away from home. The Trustees have committed to making awards totalling approximately £114,000 to these students with individual grants ranging from £2,100 to £10,000. During the year to date the Trustees have also assisted 12 school applicants with grants totalling approximately £5,000. The grants awarded covered the cost of tutoring, school trips and the purchase of 2 laptops. If you are intending starting college or university after the summer in whatever form that takes, remember to submit an application.