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Awards and Bursaries

Do you need some financial help to reach your full potential? Got a burning ambition you need money to achieve?

CoA 2015At Farnham Sixth Form College we recognise the investment you are making in your studies and want to help you to reach your goals. We offer a range of awards and bursaries to help support your studies, pave the way for new experiences and reward special endeavour, services and achievements. 

Our bursaries are a donation of financial aid, awarded on various criteria that reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. They can help to pay for study essentials such as books and equipment, fund overseas travel, pay for research or educational opportunities or contribute towards other academic goals, towards helping you to build a better future.

Our awards and bursaries include:

  • An annual Celebration of Achievement Ceremony
  • Subject specific awards of up to £100, donated by the Old Farnhamians’ Association
  • Outstanding achievement awards of up to £100, donated by the Old Farnhamians’ Association
  • Outstanding achievement awards, donated by the Farnham Educational Foundation
  • The John Verney Award, which recognises talented art students at the College and rewards them with a financial contribution to continue their studies at university
  • The John Goddard Award of up to £1,000, which enables students to undertake projects that otherwise may not be possible

How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of the Awards or Bursaries, you should send a formal letter of application, via email, to:

Neil Brookes, Head of Farnham Sixth Form College at

Your letter of application should aim to be four paragraphs in length and contain the following information:

  • Which? You should start your letter by explaining which award or bursary you are applying for, so please include the name e.g. the John Goddard Award 
  • What? You should include details of the project you are interested in. For example, it might be an expedition, study abroad opportunity, sports coaching or tuition, community or voluntary work in a developing country, or community or voluntary work in the UK. You should include as much detail as possible, including the goal(s) of what you want to achieve, how you will achieve it, the costs and resources you will need to achieve your goal. This section is vitally important because it allows the Trustees to gauge the merits of your application in relation to other applications.
  • Why? You should explain why you are interested in the project and why you believe it will be beneficial to your future plans.
  • Who? You should include details about your skills and experience and explain why the award or bursary should go to you.


Winner of the John Verney Award

In 2016, Jeffrey Chan was presented with The John Verney Award for his achievements in Art and Design.

Sir John Verney was a local artist and activist who was one of the founders of the Farnham Maltings. A trust fund was set up in his name, following his death in 1993, and part of this money helps to support talented art students at the College.

“I’m really looking forward to studying Animation at Bournemouth University. I will be using the money from this award to buy some new materials to take with me to university.”

For more information, please do not hesitate to email:


01252 71 69 88

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