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Tom Watts Travel Award

Embark on a thrilling adventure with the Tom Watts Travel Award!

Are you a recent school leaver, aged 18-22, seeking unforgettable experiences and the chance to make a positive impact?

The Tom Watts Travel Award, established in 2016 in honour of the School’s former bursar and benefactor, Mr. Tom Watts offers recipients up to £1,000 to support an ambitious journey or expedition during their gap year, university break or similar period.

The ASA Committee, responsible for granting this award, is ready to support your passion for adventure and community service. The Committee may select more than one deserving recipient each year, therefore, the £1,000 will be split as required between those awarded.

Mr. Watts, a respected figure at Ashford School, dedicated his life to serving others and fostering character development among students. He believed in the power of education to inspire individuals to give back to those less fortunate. Now, it’s your turn to carry on this legacy. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 22, you’re eligible to apply. Whether you’re planning a fundraising trek, volunteering in the developing world, or engaging in charitable work with children, the Tom Watts Travel Award will help you embody the spirit of Adventurous Learning.

On your return, you will have the opportunity to share your expedition tales, insights, and life-changing experiences with students at the School and contribute an article to the annual School Tie Alumni Magazine to inspire others to apply for the award in the coming years.

So, are you ready? Contact our Alumni Office via email to get all your questions answered and learn more about this life-changing opportunity.

Apply now and let the adventure begin!

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  • Ashford Prep School
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