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The Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund

The Thomas John Jones Memorial Fund was established in 1944 in order to help young people in what was then the county of Breconshire (Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog, abolished in 1974) to study and train for employment in the engineering industry. 

Grants are available to students living and educated in the area formerly encompassed by Breconshire, now in Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil, including Penderyn, Cefn Coed, Pontsticill, Llanelly Hill, Clydach, Gilwern, part of Hirwaun, and most of Brynmawr.

Any student studying engineering or a course with a significant engineering aspect at graduate, HND, or postgraduate level can apply for a grant of £2500 per annum for the duration of the course, subject to annual review.

General conditions

Applicants for postgraduate study are required to submit a statement regarding the programme of study and research aims.

Applicants will usually be granted awards for the duration of their course, subject to confirmation by their tutor of successful completion of each year. A signed statement should be sent to the Clerk of Trustees by September 30th of that academic year.

Successful applicants are required to submit a brief annual report to the Clerk of Trustees by September 20th of that academic year.

No payment will be made in respect of any terms spent with companies for practical or professional training during which time a salary or other payment is received.

Award holders studying abroad will be required to give an undertaking to return to the United Kingdom immediately following completion of the course and to take up employment there for a period of no less than two years.

Successful applicants may be required to disclose the amount of income, whether from employment or any other source, which they may receive during their period of study.

Grants are awarded for a specified course and may not be applied to any other purpose without written approval from the Trustees.

Successful applicants should notify the Trustees as soon as possible if any change in circumstances affect your study, such as a change of course, examination failure, or ill health.

PhD grants 

Awards of up to £3000 per annum are available. Please note:

                   1. Applicants must have attained a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree.

                   2. Applicants normally must not be in receipt of government funding.


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