Philip William Bryce Lever, the 3rd Viscount Leverhulme, was born in Bebington in 1915. Living at Thornton Manor for 50 years, he was a significant local employer. As a young man, Philip had begun training as a land agent on the Royal Estate at Sandringham. Interrupted by military service, he returned to Wirral after the war to serve as land agent to his father. One of his particular interests was dairy farming, and over the years he built up a significant pedigree herd on various Estate farms.
Philip was devoted to the Estate and its development, building numerous cottages, and many remember him with affection for his attention and support to his tenants – a tradition carried on today by Leverhulme.
Soon after the death of his father, Philip was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, a post he held for 40 years. Like his father before him he was patron and president of numerous national and local organisations. He was responsible for the creation of Lord Leverhulme’s Charitable Trust to support charitable organisations, giving preference to those located in Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.
The Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust Scholarship at Harper Adams University is open to all 2nd Year BSc, BEng, MEng and Year 4 BSc, BEng, MEng or Final Year FdSc students enrolled in full-time education at the University, whose permanent home is in Cheshire, Shropshire or South Lancashire.
NB. The address provided must be one that you have resided at for at least the last three years.
Important - Please Note: records will be verified with those previously given to Harper Adams University.
The successful scholarship recipient(s) will receive a one-off payment of up to £1,500. The award will be payable in two equal parts; half to be paid in February 2024 and the remaining balance in May 2024.
This is a competitive award which will be evaluated on the merit of the submitted application, academic achievements to date and interview.
The decision of the Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust Scholarship Panel is FINAL.
Deadline for Submission of Application: 12 Noon on Friday 17 November 2023
For further information on this scholarship please contact:
Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095
Friday 17 November 2023