Stirlingshire Educational Trust

Iain Flett, Stirlingshire Educational Trust, 68 Port Street . Stirling . FK8 2LJ . Tel 01786 474956 . Fax 01786 474956

How to Apply - please email your name, address and contact telephone number to

We will always acknowledge receipt of an application giving you further information by email, generally within 7 working days (please check your spam settings).    If this does not happen please contact us at 01786 474956.


Notes for applicants:

What is a 'grant' from Stirlingshire Educational Trust?

It is a grant under the following categories awarded to eligible persons who have been resident in Stirlingshire either currently or in the past for a period of at least 5 consecutive years. (Stirlingshire includes, for example, Stirling, Falkirk, Kilsyth, Grangemouth, Denny/ Bonnybridge, Polmont and environs - you can ask the SET staff for clarification as to residential qualification).

the Governors meet on the 1st Wednesday of June, September, December and March - please ensure your application is made at least 2 weeks before the date of the meeting.

• Awards may be made towards fees, books, travel, equipment, kit etc.

• All applicants will be considered on their merits, taking into account their financial status, i.e. total income of household, personal circumstances, past due diligence and attainment and likely future promise.

• All information given by candidates will be considered as confidential. Forms should be completed and returned to SET at the above address.

• All income from employment must be certified by the employees) concerned.

• All sections of the forms must be completed. All incomplete and unsupported applications will be returned.

• Decisions of the Governors of SET are final and not negotiable. It should be noted that SET have limited funds from which to make awards.

Grant for Travel Post-graduation Scholarship:

Purpose - Research work, advanced or special study for those who have obtained a degree. Each candidate should submit to SET a university programme of work/study to be undertaken by the applicant. Each award will be tenable for one year and may be extended on
re-application at the discretion of the governors. Every candidate will be asked to provide documentary evidence of progress made from the university in support of his/her application.

Grant for Travel Scholarship:

Purpose - to enable the applicant to travel within the UK or abroad for purposes of an educational nature. The applicant should submit a statement of the purposes for which the journey is to be undertaken, the places to be visited and probable length of absence from home.

Special Grant:

Eligibility - Mature applicants (21 years of age of over).
Purpose- to help those who have left school without obtaining the necessary educational qualifications to enter university or an institute of further education. Grant may be payable throughout the course period on annual renewal upon receipt of evidence of
satisfactory progress.

Grant while serving apprenticeship and/or gaining practical experience of a trade, profession etc.

Purpose -
To help with actual expenses incurred in undergoing occupational/vocational courses at post-school educational establishments, and/or obtaining training/experience at the place of an employer, or such work placement.