State Scholarships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

asked the President of the Board of Education how many of the 360 State scholarships offered this year have been awarded to pupils in grant-aided and non-grant-aided secondary schools, respectively; and whether the income limit for these scholarships has been raised and, if so, to what amount?


Of the 360 State scholarships awarded this year 331 were awarded to pupils in grant-aided schools and 29 to pupils in non-grant-aided schools. There is no fixed income limit; all the circumstances of the candidate and of his parents are considered before the grant is determined, but no grant would ordinarily be given if the parents' income exceeded £1,000. The working figure in previous years was £800.