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ABOUT JOHN PARRY

John Parry was born to a hill farming family in Nantglyn, near Denbigh. He attended Denbigh Grammar School until 1966 when he secured a place at Sheffield University to read Politics and Economics. He graduated with a 2.1 degree. He subsequently obtained a place at Brazenose College, Oxford to read for a Masters in Agricultural Business Studies.

After gaining his Masters he decided to return home to work on and subsequently run the family farm. John never forgot the sacrifices that his family made to allow him the experience of going to University. Later in life, with no surviving close family, he decided that he wanted to help young people by giving them support to extend themselves and to fulfil their potential.

John died during the autumn of 2006 leaving a substantial legacy that he wished to be used to create a Trust to give annual grants to students who wished to pursue Further Education.



ABOUT JBP TRUST

The objective of the Trust is to "Make annual grants to Further Education students and especially those from underprivileged backgrounds".

At the John Bennett Parry Trust we are celebrating our 11th year of providing financial support to students in further education. John would have been astounded that his legacy still lives on in the Trust and that we have made a difference to hundreds of students. We are hopeful that with good financial investment we will be able to continue supporting students for many years to come.

John Bennett Parry Educational Trust is a registered charity (Charity Number 1123459) which is controlled by a Board of Trustees.



JBP TRUST GRANTS

The amount of the award and additional award is determined annually by the trustees.

Currently the level of the award is £750 per annum, students who are in receipt of family credit are also eligible for an additional £250.

For students applying for their first year grant the following process will apply:

  1. When you register for your account, you will be able to log in and make an application by clicking on the 'Applications' tab in your user area and selecting the 'Add Application' button.
  2. On receipt of your application, you will receive an email from us with an evidence form to be completed.
  3. When the evidence form has been completed and approved by your University you need to login to your account, click on the 'Applications' tab and then click the application in the list. You can then upload a copy of your form using the 'Upload Evidence' button at the bottom of the application.
  4. Once your application has been approved you will receive an email requesting you to log back in to your account and submit your bank details.
  5. When we have your bank details we can pay your grant. You will be notified by email when it has been paid.

For students who have completed their first year and are looking to apply for their second or third, the following process will apply:

  1. When applications are open you will receive an email from us asking that you log in to your account and start a new application for your upcoming year.
  2. On receipt of your application, you will receive an email from us with an evidence form to be completed.
  3. When the evidence form has been completed and approved by your University you need to login to your account, click on the 'Applications' tab and then click the application in the list. You can then upload a copy of your form using the 'Upload Evidence' button at the bottom of the application.
  4. Once this has been approved you will receive an email confirming you have been accepted. It is important that you check your bank details in your account are still are correct or add them if they are not present.
  5. We will then arrange to pay your grant. You will be notified by email when this has been done.

Timeline for applications

  • Deadline for applications is 1st November
  • Applications will be approved or declined by 1st December
  • Grant payments will be made before 31st December

Due to the large number of applications the Trust receives payments are staggered. Please take time to check your application before submitting it as any queries will delay payment.

We endeavour to meet all these deadlines. If you have not heard from us by the deadline date then please get in touch via the communication facility.

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