The Muir Scholarship is a fund set up by an OW Industrialist to sponsor those leaving Wellington to carry out valuable and practical research in an overseas country into a topic of relevance to the modern world, before going on to tertiary education. Pupils in the Sixth Form are invited to submit applications before the end of the Lent term. Pupils have been emailed about this and should contact Mr Attenborough for more information.
Applications can only be made by current members of the Sixth Form, as individuals or small groups, and the scholarship is to fund part of their plans after leaving Wellington and before university.
Past successful applications have been made to:
- Study Japanese at Nanzan University
- Work with Leatherback Turtles in Costa Rica
- Work with a South African Newspaper
- Work in a village in Chile
- Conservation and community work in Costa Rica
- Take a ‘Changing Worlds’ placement in New Zealand
- Teaching in India
- Comparing South and North Korea
- First ascent climbs in Pakistan
Applications should be well written outlining the following key elements: The aims, objectives and your reason for travelling, your itinerary including dates and costs with as much detail as possible.
Scholarships are usually granted for between £200 – £2000 (part of this award is held until Mr Attenborough receives a report of your experiences abroad, we also invite past Muir Scholars to come back to College and talk about their experience with current pupils).