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The Cestrian Award

The 2017 winners of the Cestrian Award were Dr Sian James and Bethany Parsonage, who used the award of £500 to aid the creation of teaching resources for schools and community groups. They visited Bardsey Island in Wales and create a range of teaching resources concerning the fascinating and hard-to-reach landscape.

Each academic year, the Alumni Executive Committee offer up to two awards of a maximum of £500 each to current students or staff, as individuals or members of a team for Sports or Community activities. From the 2017-18 Academic year, a third award is available, for student-led Academic activities.

**NEW** The Cestrian Academic Award (maximum award £250)
This award is open to current students who wish to organise student-led academic activities, such as conferences, workshops or seminars. Students can apply as a group, and interdisciplinary applications are welcome. Applicants must be a current student who requires financial assistance for student-led academic activity.

The application for this award can be found here. The form gives full details of eligibility and requirements - please note, this form is different to the standard Cestrian Award application form for the Sports/Community awards. Applications are now closed, please check back for updates.

The Cestrian Sports Award
This award is open to current students, individuals or a team for the academic year 2017-18. Aspiring sportsmen or sportswomen may apply for the award if they require financial assistance to participate in sports activities at a higher level. Applicants must be a current student who requires financial assistance with sports activities at an international level.

The Cestrian Community Award
This award is open to current staff or students, individuals or a team for the academic year 2017-18. Applications are welcomed for sporting or non-sporting activities, especially those which support the community or set a good example. The fund will not be available as a direct donation to other charities. Applicants must be a current student who requires support with a community project and demonstrates support of the welfare of other. The applicant must supply an outline proposal in written format.

Successful applicants for both the Sport and Community awards must agree to providing a report and photographs for inclusion in The Cestrian magazine. They must also agree to promote the benefits of the award, and the support of the University of Chester, afterwards and in all publicity.

If you would like to apply for either of these awards and think you fit the criteria, please download and complete an application form.

Applications are now closed, please check back for updates.