As part of its 40th anniversary commemorations, Lomond School has launched 40 new day and boarding scholarships to widen access to talented youngsters.
The means-tested scholarships will be offered to young people who excel academically, musically, in the creative arts, or in sport. Also available will be a special ‘all-rounder’ award, in memory of the school’s founder and first principal, David Arthur, who died in December.
Arthur successfully merged St. Bride’s School for Girls and the boys’ Larchfield Academy in in 1977. The scholarship named in his honour will be bestowed upon a candidate “who will contribute to the life of the school in a range of ways”.
Worth a possible reduction of up to 50% of school fees, pupils aged from nine to 18 are invited to apply for scholarships by the deadline of 29 March. For more information or to apply, visit lomondschool.com/scholarships
School principal, Johanna Urquhart, said: “As we celebrate the past 40 years of our school and look forward to the future, we are conscious of a desire to offer places to many more young people who may not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend Lomond School. These 40 new scholarships will do just that, and we are very excited to welcome talented young people from all backgrounds to our Lomond School family.
“We must also reflect on our past and our traditions, and an important part of that is the legacy of David Arthur. The ‘all-rounder’ scholarship will be a lovely way to celebrate his commitment to the school.”
David Arthur’s daughter, Seonaid Brown, said: “As a family we are tremendously proud of what our father achieved in his life, especially his legacy and the ethos he left at Lomond School. To have this scholarship in his name is a great honour to him, and I know he would have felt very proud, but also very humbled by it.”
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