About the Bursary Fund
Belfast Boys' Model School has a great history of pupil success, seen in many walks of life, from its time on both the Cliftonville Road and in more recent years, on the Ballysillan site. A group of former pupils have decided to give something tangible back to the present school and pupils in appreciation and also in honour of E W “Ernie” Davis, the legendary teacher who led the school to win the 1971 Rugby Schools Cup Final.
They have set up a fund offering bursaries of up to £3,000 for a small number of boys going on to university to help them fulfil their potential. As the bursary fund grows, consideration will be given to extending the fund to other groups.
The second Belfast Boys’ Model Bursary Awards for the three categories of achievement at GCE A level, STEM and Vocational subjects were presented last week by Dr. Keating at the annual Senior School Awards Ceremony.
This group of pupils, not only have attained the highest grades in each category, but also have typified the values of respect, commitment and integrity. Their many personal qualities and skills helped to build their success and we hope that the financial support of £1000 for each year of the Further or Higher Education study that comes with these bursaries, not just takes some of the pressure off their studies, but gives them the confidence and inspiration to take themselves forward to the successful future each of them so richly deserve.
Firstly, the GCE A Level Bursary award - Curtis Patrick. He was always able to work independently, with energy and positivity, qualities, which along with his artistic, analytic, creative and interpersonal skills, will take him far in his chosen field.
Secondly, the Bursary Award for STEM was presented to Michael Holland. This student overcome significant obstacles in Year 14 to attain outstanding work in his Technology and is very deserving of this Award.
Finally, for the Vocational Bursary. A motivated, committed, mature and showing flair in his vocational subjects, this award was presented to Ronnie Nesbitt.
These are fantastic opportunities, motivation and inspiration for our Senior School pupils –well done boys.
The Boys’ Model Bursary Fund Raising CELEBRATORY DINNER
How you can help
If you would like to help send a Boys’ Model pupil to university, all you have to do is get in touch and we’ll set you up a direct debit so you can make easy monthly payments to the fund. If you would prefer to make a one off donation we can also arrange that.