150th Bursaries Appeal
“If it weren’t for the kindness and generosity of others, attending Fettes College would not have been a possibility for me. Having been awarded a significant bursary, I was afforded the opportunity to partake in all aspects of Fettes life from the get-go. My five years at Fettes, unquestionably, have had an immeasurable influence upon the person that I am today.
I want to thank the Fettes Foundation and the donors for their generosity and hope that future Fettesians will be able to continue to benefit, like I have, from the exemplar education and experience that Fettes offers.”
Awarding bursaries upholds the tradition of philanthropy and historical purpose of the school, but more importantly it is the right thing to do morally and socially. More than 150 years after Fettes first opened its doors, we hold firm to our founder’s vision and values. We believe that a diverse student body is fundamental to the educational experience we offer and is beneficial to everyone at Fettes.
Over the last three years, the number of 100% bursary recipients at Fettes has doubled. These life-changing bursaries enable children to develop their talents, realise their full potential and achieve their ambitions through an outstanding education, regardless of their family means. This leads to enhanced future options and long-term outcomes which recipients may not have thought were possible for them.
There is no better gift than a Fettes education, which can provide so much to the pupil willing to grasp the available opportunities and experiences. With the backing of our community, we can continue to enrich the lives of deserving young people who will embrace all that Fettes has to offer before going on to make a difference in the wider world.
“Becoming a bursary recipient came at a time when I needed the support of those around me, and like every other aspect of life at Fettes, the school gave my family and me this both personally and financially. I can’t describe how beneficial receiving that bursary has been. Without it, I’m not sure I would be in the fortunate position I am with a place at a fantastic university and a network of Old Fettesians who I know will continue that support.”