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Expanding Horizons with the Harry Riley Trust

The Expanding Horizons Education Grant Scheme is designed to support individual Strathallians (current pupils or alumni) looking to broaden their horizons and widen their personal educational experience relevant either to their career aspirations or to a particular subject skill.

The scheme is funded by The Harry Riley Trust whose capital represents the capital of the former Strathallian Club which itself was funded over the years by subscriptions and gifts from former pupils of Strathallan and their parents. Each calendar year, The Harry Riley Trust intends to make a number of awards of varying amounts depending upon the merits of the applications. As a guide, awards would be in the region of £500 but may be greater if the case is compelling.

Current Sixth Form pupils and young Strathallian alumni up to and including the age of 25 are welcome to apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals who will also be making a personal contribution either through fundraising or other activity e.g. match funding. Examples of applications might include (but are not exclusive to) training, attendance at relevant conferences, coaching, masterclasses, research trips, participation in educational or career development events.

School Captain Robbie R travelled to New Zealand this term to St Andrews College, Christchurch, to compete in the Silver Chanter piping competition, supported by the Harry Riley Expanding Horizons Scheme. Robbie was the only competitor from the UK in what is considered the premier piping competition at A grade in New Zealand. Robbie is pictured with Louis N, Pipe Major of St Andrews College, whose family kindly hosted Robbie for his stay. 

For more information about the application process, please contact Aileen Wilson, Alumni and External Relations Manager (alumni@strathallan.co.uk).