Dick Camplin Trust
The Dick Camplin Trust has been working with Salford City College for a number of years generously providing scholarships to students wishing to progress to university but in need of financial support. The help provided by the trust goes beyond this as they continue to work with the students when they are at university, whether that be providing support, mentoring or finding work placement opportunities, in fact anything that helps them with their studies.
The trust was created by David Camplin in memory of his father and his aim is simply to help those who wish to progress to university who are in need of financial support. David works hard with businesses and others to raise the money for the awards.
Each year there is an Awards Ceremony at the college where the selected scholars are presented with the award. Key guests are invited to attend each year and we are always delighted to see so many head teachers from the students previous school attend.
Salford City College have worked closely with The Dick Camplin Foundation, over the past three years developing the awards which saw twelve current students out of 49 applications from Salford City College each awarded £1000.00 to be used to further their education. In the past, most students have chosen to utilise the money to purchase equipment or a laptop; or with the general start up costs of moving into student accommodation.
Salford is classed as one of the most socially deprived areas of the country and over half of Salford City College’s 16-18 year old students qualified for the Salford City College Maintenance Allowance primarily to pay for the cost of travelling to college and for essential books and resources essential to their studies. Support from The Dick Camplin Trust allows the college to offer students who are academically talented, but who may not be able to fulfil their ambition due to the rising costs of studying at degree level, the opportunity to reach their goals and meet their full academic potential.