Awards & Grants

Marcus Merriman Travel Grants

Applications may be made for travel grants from Pendle students to broaden their horizons, experience other cultures, develop their skills and self-confidence, and make a positive difference in some way. For example, students who have been awarded travel grants in the past have helped in orphanages, schools and medical centres in developing countries, organised or taken part in cultural exchanges, and volunteered on conservation projects, in museums and at historically important sites. Your travel does not have to be overseas in order to qualify, but grants are restricted to non-academic activities. Marcus Merriman travel grants are typically less than £150 and are intended as a small contribution towards your overall costs. Unfortunately, things such as such as travel to job interviews or participation in trips of field visits which are part of your degree course are not covered by this particular scheme.

Students who are awarded a travel grant will receive the funds in advance of their trip, on condition that they provide the College with a short 200-300 word report when they return. If the trip does not take place or if a report is not submitted, students must repay the funds.

To apply for funding please write a letter, addressed to Dr. James Mawdesley, giving dates of travel, full details about the purpose of the trip and outlining what you hope to achieve. Bring the letter along to Pendle College Office when complete. If you have any further questions about the Marcus Merriman travel grant scheme, you can speak to Jill Harpley in the College office or contact James Mawdesley.

Sports Awards

In June the College sports teams come together for the Sports Awards Evening.  The hosts for the event are the JCR Exec Sports Officers and twenty-one trophies and shields are presented by the Director of Sport, Kim Montgomery.  College colours are also awarded at this event.  Each award winner gets an individual shield to keep as the engraved trophies are proudly displayed in the College’s admin foyer throughout the year.

Final Year Awards

Any member of Pendle College can nominate a final year student for any of these awards.  All you need to do is to send in the name of your nominee and the reason you feel they deserve the award.  Awards are presented, if possible, at Graduation each year.

  • Donovan Tagg Award – this is Pendle’s highest award, given to a final year student (or in some instances other members of the College), who have made a significant contribution to the life and spirit of College.
  • The George Hayhurst Award – given to a final year who has worked hard to uphold the College tradition.
  • The Marcus Merriman Award – presented to a final year student who has worked tirelessly for the College and is loyal to the collegiate system.
  • Commitment to College Awards – for students who have represented the College in any way and whose loyal and continuous contribution has been beneficial to the College.

Please let the College have your nominations by Friday, Week 28 by either emailing Jill, or by handing in your nomination to the College Office, Pendle Porter or any member of the JCR Exec.

The Pendle 1,000

In July 2017 we launched the Pendle 1,000 campaign, inviting alumni to become one of 1,000 members supporting their College and offering life-changing scholarships to our current students. Half of all donations goes direct to the College and the other half provides much needed scholarships to students in greatest need. For more information, contact Jill Harpley.