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Arts Aid Invites Further Applications For 2021

Tuesday 18 May in Community

Arts Aid, the independent charity offering financial assistance to Manx students for study in the arts, is inviting further applications for its 2021 scholarships.

Now in its fourth year, Arts Aid will soon be reviewing new applications as well as those from existing scholars wishing to be considered for renewal of their scholarships for a further year. Application forms may be obtained by e-mail from the Secretary at: [email protected].

Persons wishing to be considered by Arts Aid for an award, tenable from Autumn 2021, should submit their application form as soon as possible. Applicants are expected to have applied for a course at a suitable educational institution. It is not necessary, however, to have a confirmed place when first applying to Arts Aid. At the discretion of the directors, awards may be available at all levels from BTEC to postgraduate study. Arts Aid scholarships are awarded for a one-year period, with scholarship recipients pursuing multi-year courses able to re-apply and be considered for a renewal of their scholarship based on their performance.

Arts Aid is seeking candidates who are exceptionally talented in their respective fields. The application process is competitive and funding is limited. Accordingly, candidates are requested to submit their application no later than 15 June 2021 in order to be considered. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on their applications and it is expected that those who are shortlisted will be advised of this before the end of June.

David Wertheim, Chairman, said: “Arts Aid recognises that the circumstances of the past year have been especially challenging for students and that, in response, some educational institutions have introduced changed admission arrangements. In consequence, the Directors have decided that on an exceptional basis we may this year be prepared to consider late applications. Prospective applicants are advised, nevertheless, that our ability to accommodate any late application will depend on the number of awards already offered and accepted.”

Any candidate wishing to apply for a scholarship, should e-mail the Secretary at: [email protected].

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