Engineers of the future are being sought to be the beneficiaries of two £1,500 bursaries from the Rotary Club of Banbury.
The bursaries, which are in memory of mechanical engineer Ian Brodey, are for A-level students going on to study engineering at university.
The funds are from a sum of money left in the will of the former Rotary member and chairman of Norbar Torque Tools Ltd for the Rotary Club of Banbury to use at its discretion.
The club, with the support of Mr Brodey’s family, decided to use his bequest to help students who plan to attend a recognised British university full-time for three years to study for a first degree in any engineering discipline, such as mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental and process engineering.
The first award was made in 2006 and there have been a further 10 holders of the bursary.
To be considered for any award, a student must be a British citizen with a main home within a ten-mile radius of Banbury Cross and to have lived at that address for all of the two years spent studying their A-levels, which should preferably be in a school also in the defined area.
Application forms have been sent to heads of science in local schools and colleges.
These forms may also be obtained from John Brodey, at The Shippon, in Old Manor Court, Horley, or Rotary Club of Banbury secretary Paul Gardiner, 7 The Rydes, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4EJ. They should be completed no later than the time when the A-level entry forms are completed and then returned.
Awards to suitable, selected candidates will be made, following a short interview, soon after the publication of A-level results and the confirmation of places at universities in early September.
Applicants need to supply proof of their results and offer of a place before the interview.