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WCSM Education Trust 2018 Student Bursary Scheme

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) Education Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its 3rd annual Bursary Award Scheme offering new students starting optical training courses in the UK in Autumn 2018 the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to £1,000. towards the costs of qualification.

The bursaries are designed provide additional financial support at the start of a programme of study, with the aim of attracting and keeping talented individuals in optics.  Full details of the application process are available on the WCSM website . Applicants will be asked to explain what had inspired their interest in their particular branch of the optical profession and how the bursary would make a difference to their studies.

Over the past 2 years of the scheme the interest and competition for the awards has been high.  Recipients have come from over 10 different training institutions representing all branches of the professions.  Each year 1 or 2 of the winning recipients are invited to a Court Lunch of the WCSM where they are able to meet and network with leaders of the optical professions.

Professor Chris Hull, Chairman of the WCSM Education Trust, said “We are delighted at the success of the scheme.  It is really important that we keep working to attract talented individuals into all branches of optics for the future of the professions. We have seen inspiring applications and we are excited to see what the 2018 applications will hold”


                                                  Past winners celebrate their achievement