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Royal School of Needlework

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of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

Future Tutors Bursaries 2017-18

Bursaries that may be available to students on the Future Tutors programme at the RSN:

Future Tutor Bursaries 2017-18

The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers’ Bursaries
This Worshipful Company, one of the ancient City Livery Companies, has a strong affiliation with the RSN as we are one of the few organisations which continue to use gold and silver wire in our work. For this year, in addition to their Degree bursaries, they will offer one bursary of £2,000 for a UK-based Future Tutor.

Worshipful Company of Needlemakers’ bursaries
The Worshipful Company has long been a supporter and gives two awards to RSN Degree Students. They support us as one of two organisations that make good use of needles: embroiderers and surgeons. This year there is a bursary of £2000 for one UK based Future Tutor who can demonstrate need.

Coats Foundation Trust
The Coats Foundation Trust is the charitable arm of Coats Crafts from which we get Anchor thread and many other stitching accoutrements. We have used their materials since our founding. This award is for a Future Tutor student,who must be UK-based, and able to show financial need. The award will be for £3,000.

Eva Stokes
Eva is an RSN supporter who is 90. She says that all her Friends are either ‘falling off their perch’ or going on Cruises, she wants to do neither and instead wants to make something happen while she is still alive so she has donated a pot of money which will give us a bursary of £1000 a year.

Victoria Adams Scholarship Fund
Victoria Adams was a Life Friend of the RSN, born in England she later moved to Canada. She believed passionately in the skills and enjoyment of embroidery and wanted more people to have the opportunity to learn these skills to the highest level at the RSN in order to keep the art of hand embroidery alive. Bursaries for 2017-18 will potentially be available to Future Tutors in any year of the course and will usually range from £1000. To be awarded a higher amount you must demonstrate particular need. 

Janet Churm
Janet was an RSN Friend and left a sum of money to support both the Future Tutors and the Degree.  Bursaries for 2017-18 will potentially be available to students on any year of the course and will usually range from £1000. To be awarded a higher amount you must demonstrate particular need. 

In Memory of Wendy Hogg
Wendy Hogg worked for the RSN for more than 40 years and when she died she left a legacy to provide some bursary support and we also use it for a prize for mounting each year. This is an award of £1000 to a Future Tutor who can demonstrate need.

Headley Foundation

Part of the Sainsbury family of Foundation’s this is the first time they have supported the Future Tutor programme but had previously supported the Apprenticeship. The funding comprises support for the course and a bursary of up to £2000 according to need.

Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust has previously supported the RSN with materials for display and conservation. This is the first time that they have supported the Future Tutors directly with a bursary. They are offering a bursary of £2000 according to need.


*UK based means that prior to the start of this course you have predominantly lived in the UK.