Christine Kennedy Award

This is a bursary of £250 paid to a Nairn Academy pupil about to embark on a university degree course with a literary or history connection.

It was formerly known as the Nairn Literary Institute Bursary and was instigated in 1990 to provide financial help to a Nairn Academy pupil with the purchase of books and/or equipment necessry for their university studies.  The initial cheque for £100 has been presented annually at Nairn Academy Prize Giving to a pupil selected jointly by the school and the Nairn Literary Institute Committee.  A further three cheques of £50 each are paid yearly in September, provided they continue with their studies.

It was renamed in 2018 in recognition of Mrs Kennedy's dedication and many years of invaluable service to the Nairn Literary Institute and its committee.

August 2020 Update

Due to these uncertain times caused by Covid 19, no applications for the Award were put forward this year, so the committee would like to invite applications from any former Nairn Academy pupil who is about to embark on a university degree with a literary or history content this September.

Applications should be sent to our website, info@nairnliterary.org.uk, by the end of September.  It should include information about yourself (your personal profile), details about your intended degree course and a few words about why you should be chosen to receive the Christine Kennedy Award.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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