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The Founders' Awards


The Founders' Awards

Launched in Autumn 2015 The Founders’ Awards, is a bursary programme to enable outstanding students to access the excellent educational opportunities offered at MSJ. The Awards are named in honour of our founding schools and the pioneering women who established all-girls’ education in Malvern. The Founders’ Awards will increase accessibility to the school and build upon an already deep-rooted tradition of Bursary and Scholarship provision.

The scheme has been created as a result of a generous bequest left to MSJ in 2014. The number of Awards given, and the value of each, will be kept deliberately flexible so that we are able to reach the most deserving girls and address their individual circumstances. In this way we create something which is bespoke and represents a meaningful contribution to the recipient.

Applicant criteria

Founders’ Award recipients should show a pursuit of excellence and demonstrate the values of tenacity, leadership and compassion. Award holders will be mentors, role models, and outstanding ambassadors who will enjoy being part of our community and play a leading role within it.

Applications are welcomed from Year 11 girls already at MSJ as well as those currently at school elsewhere who, in their pursuit of excellence, will make an exceptional contribution to the academic and enrichment life of MSJ.

Scholarships and Founders' Awards Brochure

How to apply

Parents should:

The details supplied on this form are confidential to the Director of Finance and the Finance Manager who will assess each application on an individual basis. Eligible candidates will then be invited to continue their application.

The candidate should then:

  • Sit a General Assessment paper
  • Complete an Application Form
  • Provide a full CV
  • Provide a Personal Statement of no more than one side of A4


  • 27 October 2017
    “Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances” form, completed and returned by parents
  • 21 November 2017
    Eligible candidates to sit General Assessment paper and provide a complete application form, CV and personal statement
  • Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 January 2018 
    Shortlisted candidates' panel interviews
  • 5 July 2018
    Awards bestowed formally at the School’s Prizegiving Ceremony

Publicity and fundraising

The Awards are funded purely from fundraising and charitable donations. Recipients of awards will be expected to take part in fundraising activity for the scheme by featuring in communications materials and this can be by using images and first names.