Bursaries, Awards & Scholarships

Please find details of our scholarship schemes below. To apply complete the application form.

The Averil Picot Art Scholarship.

This Scholarship Fund was founded in 1955 by the late Avril Picot for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Jersey students studying Art (Fine Art or a closely related subject) in Higher Education at Degree or Foundation Degree level.  An award of £1000 is made to successful applicant, with £500 awarded as a second prize.

Applicants must state the purpose for which they seek the award and the specific benefit which it will provide to their studies. Whilst the Award is most usually given to students to assist with the costs of Higher Education applications of exceptional quality from artists wishing to develop their practice in any stage of their careers may also be considered. Application is by completion of the appropriate form and submission of a portfolio of artwork in digital form.  The deadline for applications is announced in the advertisement. The application form is available online at: from the Executive Administrator at the Société Jersiaise office.

The Barreau Art Scholarship.

This Scholarship fund dates back to 1924 when Miss A.E.Barreau provided the funds to establish and endow an Art Gallery at the Société Jersiaise Museum (now the Barreau Le Maistre Gallery at Jersey Museum)  and also an Art Scholarship for the benefit of Jersey students. The bequest was made in memory of her late nephew, Arthur Hamptonne Barreau, Artist and Member of the Société Jersiaise, and his father, Dr Francis Barreau who had been a founding member of the Société.  This scholarship is currently supported by Quilter Cheviot. An award of £1000 is made to assist with the study of fine art in the form of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography or film. The award is most usually given to students to assist with the costs of Higher Education. However, applications of exceptional quality may also be considered from any artist wishing to develop their practice at any stage of their career. Application is by completion of the appropriate form and submission of a portfolio of artwork in digital form.  The deadline for applications is announced in the advertisement. The application form is available from the Executive Administrator at the Société Jersiaise office.

 

The Millennium Research Fellowships and Grants in Jersey History.

This Fund, set up to mark the Millennium, seeks to promote the academic study of Jersey history and heritage. Funding has been provided by the Jersey Millennium Research Fund in order to encourage research and increase awareness of the rich history of Jersey. It is intended that this research should benefit the Island as the body of knowledge about the Island increases and so becomes an asset to tourism and heritage as well as to academic studies.

Applications are welcomed from both Jersey residents and those from outside the Island who are engaging in research into an aspect of Jersey history and heritage in its broadest sense, including links with other places. Applicants should expect to be interviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of four Islanders and a British University historian.

Recipients of both Fellowships and Grants should be post graduate students who are already accepted for an M.A. or PhD course at a British University. Both Awards are seen as 'top ups' for existing funding in order to further enhance the research. Those receiving Fellowships would receive £2500 per year subject to sustained successful study and those in receipt of Grants would receive a single sum up to the value of £2000 for a specific purpose. Examples include: expenses incurred undertaking research trips to Jersey; retrieval/photographing/photocopying archival material; publication of research in the form of scholarly monologues. In return, all recipients should expect to:

  • give at least one public lecture each year for which they receive the Award
  • provide a detailed report of their research for the Societe Jersiaise
  • deposit copies of any publications relating to their research in Jersey history and heritage with the Lord Coutanche Library at the Société and with the Jersey Public Library.

For further details and to apply please contact the Executive Administrator at the Société Jersiaise office.