John Goddard Memorial Award
The John Goddard Memorial Fund is a £1,500 grant, set up by the Goddard family of Farnham in memory of former pupil and long-standing school governor and trustee John Goddard.
The aim of the grant is to enable a full-time Farnham Sixth Form College student to undertake a project which otherwise might not be possible.
- outdoor activities such as expeditions or study abroad
- sports, such as expert tuition or coaching school
- music, such as summer school or personal tutoring
- community or voluntary work in a developing country
- community or voluntary work either locally or elsewhere in the UK
In some instances, multiple applications for the John Goddard Memorial Award will be made within one year, but the value of each award shall be such, as to contribute significantly to each project.
How to apply:
The application process is the same as for Awards and Bursaries and will be through a formal letter sent, via email, to:
Dr Jason Jones, Director of Farnham Sixth Form College, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Friday 2 February 2018.
If your application is successful an interview will take place following February half term with the Trustees and the Director of the College.
Selected winner(s) of the John Goddard Memorial Award will be contacted within a few days of the interview.
Runner ups may be encouraged to submit an application for the other Trustee Awards and Bursaries.
Oli Brotherhood and Josh Thompson successfully achieved the John Goddard Award in 2014. The students put the funding towards a project of designing, building and completing a motorized Go-Kart.
Health Studies students, Miranda Owusu, single handily planned a trip to Ghana, booking the flights and sourcing internal transport through family members.
Miranda, spent eight days volunteering on a diabetic ward at the largest teaching hospital in Accra, where she learnt many useful skills such as how to dress wounds. She later moved on to work at a children’s home, which was also used as a school for children up to 6 years old. One of Miranda’s aim on the trip, was to donate up to 60 educational and recreational books. These books had been collected from her local church in Aldershot.
Ben Hacker was awarded the annual John Goddard Memorial Award in 2016.
Ben received £800 to fund his coaching badges and buy equipment for community coaching. Since receiving the Award, Ben has gained his Level 1 Goalkeeper Coaching Award and the Level 2 FA Youth Award Module, as well as completing the Coaching Disabled Footballers course.
Speaking about receiving the award, Ben commented: “It has given me a feeling of great achievement that my voluntary work has been recognised by other people. It also reminds me of why I do voluntary work and the great feeling it brings.”