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About the fund

A sum of £1,000 will be set aside each year for allocation to one or more recipients. The allocation is for that year only. The funding may be used for the payment of fees, for the purchase of necessary equipment, for required travel, books, etc. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered by the trustees soon after. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to allow further discussion. Successful applicants will be asked to keep the trustees informed of their progress throughout the year. A brief, midway progress statement will be sought and an end of course interview will be arranged to allow for a two way review. The fund is administered by a registered body of trustees who operate to a SCIO approved constitution.

Mission statement

The Trust aims to encourage the enjoyment of study by those who are retired in Caithness and North Sutherland and to do this by supporting suitable study at the University of the Highlands, Open University, or other distance learning provider. To this effect, a measure of financial support up to the value of £1,000 per annum will be offered to one or more appropriate recipients where financial considerations create a restraint to the pursuit of this study. The sum will be allocated, after due consideration, by the middle of August each year.

Equality statement

The Daniel McLean Memorial Fund SCIO is committed to striving to act in all areas of activity without discriminating on grounds of age, disability, gender, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, nationality, appearance, marital status or any other basis whatsoever which might now or hereafter be unlawful, unfair or inappropriate.