ANNOUNCING The Bryan Keeping Memorial Bursary

The Rotary Club of Poole is pleased to announce the special Bryan Keeping Memorial Award to celebrate the long term membership of Bryan Keeping (1936-2020). The well known local solicitor, and twice Rotary Club of Poole President, Bryan was the founder and long term custodian of the Bursary Fund so it is appropriate to remember his dedication to Rotary principles.

The Poole Rotary Bursary Fund is supported by our Business Partners and exists to help young people from Poole to fulfil their dreams and to achieve their special developmental aims and goals.

A single grant of up to £1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding candidate who meets the following criteria:-

• Applicants must be aged between 16-22 and a resident of Poole.

• They must have a special project of personal development which can be academic, sporting or involving the arts.

• The exceptional nature of the project must be fully emphasised when giving reasons for the application.

The best applicants will be interviewed and the successful candidate will be expected to give a short presentation to a meeting of Poole Rotary Club members on the completion of their project.

Applications should be made either in writing or by e-mail enclosing a short CV and full details of the reasons for entry and sent to:-

The Poole Rotary Bursary Fund, 16 Belvoir Park, 3 The Avenue Poole, BH13 6AD

or to:- John

THE CLOSING DATE IS: 20th December 2021

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