The OWSCT also administers the Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust and the J L Bevir Memorial Fund, which have been combined into the OWSCT. The identities of these trusts (see below) have been retained for the award of grants, scholarships, and bursaries, but their assets have been pooled.
The OWSCT’s other function is to provide OW prizes, tankards, and medallions each year for National and International recognition in Sports and the Arts.
The Bevir Memorial Fund
The J L Bevir Memorial Fund was set up in 1928 in memory of the man who was at Wellington as both boy and lifetime teacher and was co-founder of the OW Society and the Wellington Yearbook.
The Trustees award grants to suitable applicants to assist them with the cost of projects overseas that are socially desirable and character-developing. They are intended to supplement money raised by self-help and sponsorship and are primarily for those on a post-school gap year, but medical students doing an elective during training and other older ‘young’ OWs are welcome to apply.
The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust
The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust was established in 1955 under the Will of Lt. Col. G.M. Herbert D.S.O. (A 1894), who left the residue of his estate in memory of his three nephews, all OWs, who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 war. The Trust was established to help, in cases of hardship, with the education of the sons and daughters of OWs, whether at Wellington or at another school.
The Wilfred House Language Scholarship
The Wilfred House Language Scholarship, funded by the three children of Wilfred (Harry) House and by the OW Society, has specific and academic focus: to enable modern linguists at Wellington to improve their French, German or Spanish through spending several weeks living and studying overseas. Wilfred (Harry) House was Master of Wellington from 1941 to 1956. Before coming to Wellington, he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Modern Languages at Queen’s College, Oxford, where from 1924 to 1939 he also administered a Foundation which financed four undergraduates each year to spend their vacation abroad to master a country’s language and pick up some of its culture.
The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund
The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund, established in 2004 in memory of Melissa Morgan (Ap 89), is available to Old Wellingtonian girls, under the age of 25, to help fund, by means of a grant, a structured, enterprising, and original Gap Year activity, in the UK or overseas, before or after attending University.
The fund existed originally under the auspices of the OW Charitable Trust but is these days administered by Wellington.