Ellesmere College Launches Jebb Scholarship to Commemorate 100 years

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Save the Children and as a tribute to the founder, Eglantyne Jebb, who lived in Ellesmere, the College is offering a unique scholarship to any pupil looking to start in Sixth Form at the College in September 2020.

Save the Children was built around the principles of helping others within the community, and the College wants to recognise and reward those younger members of the community who selflessly support the community in whatever way that may be. Applications for the Jebb Scholarship are invited from young people who can demonstrate their commitment to the community they live in, and the people they support - through volunteering their time, working on community projects, or raising money for local charities, but it will have a positive impact on their community and those around them.

The Jebb Scholarship will support one student through the duration of their education at Ellesmere College and a further means tested bursary can also be applied to this scholarship, if required.

Brendan Wignal, Headmaster, Ellesmere College said of the scholarship: "The 100 year commemoration of Save the Children makes 2020 a very special year and concentrates attention on the amazing work carried out by these amazing sisters - Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton.

Eglantyne Jebb and the town of Ellesmere will be forever linked and we thought it would be a fitting tribute to launch a scholarship in her name. It is something the College and the town can be proud of and will prove to be a tremendous educational support for future beneficiaries."

Eglantyne's great-great nephew Richard Jebb, commented "I am delighted to hear that Ellesmere College has set up a scholarship in Eglantyne's name. Her life's work was all about permitting children - regardless of their background, religion or nationality - to reach their full potential, and this scholarship embodies her ideals in a very tangible fashion. It is also very welcome that a school located less than a mile from here birthplace and with which she would have been personally familiar has been able to set this up in the centenary year of Save the Children's foundation."

How to Apply

To apply, please click here to download the Scholarship Application Form and complete the boxes to add the evidence to support your application. (Ensure you tick the Jebb Scholarship box within the Regional Award Category).

All applications will be reviewed and a shortlist will be drawn up. Those selected for the shortlist will be contacted by the Admissions Team to arrange a Telephone/Video interview with several key staff including the Deputy Head and Head of Sixth Form. On completion of this, the successful applicant will be notified in writing.

Thank you for everything you do to better support your local community and good luck with your application.

For more information please visit: Ellesmere College Scholarships & Bursaries


25th May 2020  Back to News