William Akroyd Foundation - Vacancy for Governor
In 1518 William Akroyd, the rector of Long Marston near York and who owned land in Batley, made a will leaving a fund for the education of his kin "till the end of the world".
The William Akroyd Foundation still gives scholarships to the descendants of William Akroyd's kin. But, after reorganisations in the 19th and 20th centuries, it now also gives money to Leeds University and Batley Grammar School, and funds an open scholarship, open to anyone under the age of 25 who has attended a secondary school in "the County of York" for at least two years. This is currently £700 per annum.
Because of the links between the Foundation and the founding of the Yorkshire College, which later became the University of Leeds, a member of the Foundation sits on the Court of the University. In turn, two members of the University are governors of the Foundation which meets once a year in spring in York. There is currently one vacancy for a University governor.If you are interested in this vacancy, please contact Helen Pickersgill in the Secretariat, ext 34036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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