As part of our remit to make Classics accessible to everyone in our area and thanks to the generosity of our members, we are delighted to be able to offer local students the opportunity to attend the JACT Classics and Ancient History Summer School on a full (£380) or partial bursary.
“I would wholeheartedly and without a doubt encourage anyone with an interest in Classics or ancient history to apply, as I can guarantee you will not regret it!” (Bursary Winner, 2019)
Bursary Scheme 2022 – Applications Open until 9 May!
We are delighted to offer bursaries of up to £380 to enable local students and members aged 16-19 to attend the Classics and Ancient History Summer School at Mount St Mary’s in Sheffield this 1-6 August.
To apply, you must EITHER live in Lancashire or Cumbria, OR be an active member/ambassador of the LSA CA OR a previous entrant in our Classics Competition.
The full bursary of £380 covers the cost of all tuition and board and lodging. If awarded a partial bursary (£150 – £300) you are responsible for paying the outstanding amount to the Summer School by the deadline stated on their website. Please only apply for the amount that you need to enable you to go to the Summer School so that we may assist as many students as possible. However, if you do need a full bursary then do not hesitate to apply for the full £380 bursary. If needed, grants from JACT may also be available for travel costs from your home address to Mount St Mary’s College, Sheffield.
To enter: please complete this Bursary Application Form 2022 and return it to Jayne at email@example.com by MONDAY 9 MAY. You do not need to apply through the JACT Summer School website or pay a deposit at this stage because we have a number of guaranteed places. We will let you know if you have been successful in your application for a LSA CA bursary before the JACT application deadline so there will still be plenty of time for you to apply through the JACT Summer School website if you need to.
Awards will be made to those who have completed the application form accurately and by the deadline and whom the committee decides meet the requirements for financial assistance. If there are more applications than bursaries available then the following criteria will be taken into consideration: whether or not the applicant has been a member of the Association in the last five years; their personal statement and their response in 800 to 1000 words to the following statement: Prof. Mary Beard said: “Classics doesn’t mean studying the ancient world on its own. It means studying us and our relationship with the ancient world.” Explain why you think Classics is relevant today. Educational referees may be contacted so please check with them before submitting their names and email addresses. The decision of the LSA CA Committee is final.
We look forward to receiving your applications! Scroll below to read what other bursary recipients loved about the course…
Classics Summer School Students Bursaries 2021
‘My love for Classics has definitely grown as well as my confidence in my own ability and in pursuing my passion in the future. I am looking forward to studying Classics at university more than I can put into words thanks to this amazing opportunity to attend the summer school’.
In 2021, bursary recipients Olivia Drury and Freyja Harrison-Wood, both of Blackpool Sixth Form College, were delighted to attend the Summer School, which was held for the first time at St Mary Mount College in Sheffield. It was a fabulous return to in-person events after such a long time of Covid 19 restrictions and they both had a brilliant time. You can read all about their experiences in their reports here:
‘One of my favourite parts of the summer school was the opportunity to study beginners ancient Greek, which was completely fascinating and led me to decide to continue self-studying Greek until I can take it as a module at university. The Greek came in handy when we learned and chanted the sinister song of the Furies in drama, and when I could incorporate Dionysos’ name into the pottery-style painting I made in art class.’
Our thanks go to all of our LSA CA members whose generous donations allow us to offer bursaries that help budding classicists and historians learn about, discuss, engage with, and have fun exploring the ancient world.
Classics Summer School Students Bursaries 2019
In 2019, we asked students to respond to the following statement in 800 to 1000 words: “We no longer need to visit ancient sites to learn about the ancient world.” Do you agree? After receiving some excellent responses, the committee were pleased to offer Leo Riley and Eleanor Anderton, both of Runshaw College, Leyland, bursaries to attend the Summer School. Their reports have been collated into a blog which you can read on our website here.
To read their reports in full, follow these links:
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2018
“The Summer School has been a fantastic opportunity to expand my knowledge of the classical world in a very welcoming and relaxed environment, allowing me to learn about topics that I haven’t previously encountered.” Bursary Recipient 2018
In 2018, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” Socrates. What does studying Classics make you think?”
Bursaries were awarded to students, who in the opinion of the committee, answered 2018’s extended question in the most interesting and apt manner, and whose financial and/or personal circumstances affect their chances of attending the Summer School.
This year, thanks to the fundraising events of our members who helped the raffle reach over £1200, there were six successful recipients of full and partial bursaries: Jonathan Wilson, Daniel Hubbard, Ronnais Lloyd, Casey MacDonald and Helen Byrne of Runshaw College and Lachlan Rurlander of Lancaster Royal Grammar School. All the students thoroughly enjoyed their time at Repton and have written about their experience in a series of short Reports, which we hope you enjoy reading:
If you would like to apply for a LSA CA Classics Summer School Bursary for 2019 then please come back to this page in mid-September when the application process begins and you will be able to download the Information Sheet and Application Form for Summer 2019.
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2017
This year, the Association asked applicants to respond to the following question:
“Dead languages, dead people, dead boring – what’s the point of Classics?”
Please note that it is a requirement of receiving a bursary that the student fully participates in the Summer School activities and lessons and is happy to undertake, where possible, reasonable requests to share their experience of the Summer School with LSA CA members, and students at their school or college.
Six students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2017: Samuel Southern from AKS Lytham, Ross Kinnaird and Alex Melling from Runshaw College, and Carter Davis, Ethan Lees and Sal Kenny from Blackpool Sixth Form College.
“Repton Summer School 2017 was one of the best summer experiences I’ve ever had. I met great people, was taught by great people, and even had the pleasure of feeling like a great person among all the bright minds, encouraged to pursue the likewise passion we all share for classics” Bursary Recipient 2017
Classics Summer School Student Bursaries 2016
Thanks to the generosity of members who have donated money and purchased raffle tickets at our events, and the generosity of the JACT Summer Schools Trust (JSST), four students were awarded full and partial bursaries to enable them to attend the Summer School in 2016: Leah Buckel, Isaac Costello and Leon Hewitt of Runshaw College, Leyland, and Tilly-May Johnson of Royal Clitheroe Grammar School.
“I learnt which aspects of classics I find enjoyable and which I find challenging which is important for future studies and I have met great people who I would never have met otherwise due to distance so it really is worth it.”
“It really is an experience of a lifetime to attend Repton and is very much worth applying for a bursary if you are in need of one to gain such experience – I highly recommend it.”
Leah Buckel, Runshaw College. Recipient of LSA CA Summer School Bursary 2016
The students were asked to write brief reports of their experiences at Repton to let members know how they benefitted from the bursaries and to inspire other students to have a go at applying next year.