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John Wallace Trust Scheme

The scheme awards bursaries to Secondary school pupils living in the upper Nithsdale area, who are about to enter or are attending Higher education.

Financial assistance can be up to five years. Amounts paid can change each year depending on the number of applicants received. Successful students are required to complete a certificate of attendance form each year to ensure payment.

Award criteria

Awards may be allocated to pupils who are about to enter or are attending:

  • The Barony College or another institution specialising in Agriculture and allied sciences
  • University or another institute of Higher Education,
  • Open University courses

Travel grants

Financial assistance can also be awarded to students who may be travelling for an educational purpose.

How to apply

The scheme is open to applicants in May each year and closes in December. 

Application forms are also available from the relevant secondary schools.


Applicants will be informed of their success by May of the following year. Payments are usually made by cheque once the college or university has confirmed the applicants place. 

New applicants will be asked to request this confirmation for their first year.

Further information

Page last updated: 21/02/2018
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