The Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust Bursary

The Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust Bursary


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Last week the Graduate School of the Environment at CAT launched a new postgraduate bursary which provides up to £4,500 towards studying climate change solutions. The Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust Bursary is open to applications from students beginning on one of our postgraduate courses in September 2020.

The bursary is available thanks to a generous donation from the Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust, which is focused on the advancement of education in science in Wales. Aimed at allowing a student who would otherwise be unable to study with to partly fund their course, the bursary can be applied to on-site or blended learning.

On awarding the donation to CAT, the trust said:

“Climate change is a challenge for us all. The aims of the Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust include environmental improvement so we are delighted to offer a bursary with a focus on learning and research to reduce climate change and develop a sustainable future for generations to come.”

CAT students in a futuring workshop

In recent years, students studying on our postgraduate courses have also benefitted from the Sir John Houghton Bursary which is also worth £4,500. When the need for training in sustainability has never been greater, and people are actively looking for distance learning and flexible study options, the Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust Bursary alongside the Sir John Houghton Bursary will allow students looking for that flexibility to gain knowledge and inspiration for tackling climate change.

Sonia Cunningham, a student on our Masters in Sustainable Architecture course and last year’s awardee of the Sir John Houghton Bursary said:

“I feel extremely fortunate to receive a bursary, providing the opportunity to pursue my passion for learning about sustainable solutions for climate change at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Being the recipient has enabled the financial pressures of education to be preceded by an enthusiasm and awareness towards furthering my architectural education, engaging with the mission of caring for our environment.”

Applications for the Ethel and Gwynne Morgan Trust Bursary opened on Wednesday 1 April, 2020 and will close on Tuesday 30 June. For more information and to apply, visit our Funding page.

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