Trust donation heralds bright future for talented students
Above: Jane Machell (Principal of Alton College), Gideon Cristofoli (Trustee of the Grace Atkinson Fund), Amie Jones, Amy Bleakley (recipient of the Alton College Foundation Alumni Scholarship for geography last year), Trevor Heley (managing director of the Alton College Foundation)
Talented students at Alton College can look forward to a bright future thanks to the support of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust.
The college will receive £30,000 from the Alton College Foundation thanks to the trust, a local charity dedicated to helping other charities and organisations locally and nationally. The money will go towards a new minibus to enable students to attend trips and sporting fixtures.
Alton College student Ali Bayliss, previously at Perins School, made a brief presentation at a special donation evening hosted by the Rotary Club of Alton.
In 2014-15, Ali was the recipient of one of the Alton College Foundation scholarships, and he explained how he had used the money and what he was hoping to go on to study at Cambridge University.
Former College student, Edd Evans, previously at Weydon, who received a scholarship from the Foundation in 2013-14, also gave a talk about how the money helped him to achieve his goal of a place to study maths at the University of Oxford.
The Alton College Foundation is an independent registered charity which rewards effort and excellence amongst students. There are two schemes, Scholarships for Excellence and the Development Fund. Find out more about the Alton College Foundation at www.altoncollege.ac.uk