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Grants/Vouchers for university studies in UK post WWI
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

Not sure where to post this query, hopefully 'occupation interests' makes some sense!

A relative of mine served during WWI in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and on his return to Scotland in 1919 enrolled at St Andrews University to study Medicine. The lovely folk at the University of St Andrews Library have found his matriculation details and graduation records, and on them it states that a fair portion of his university fees were paid through grants and vouchers.

Most years a large proportion of his fees were paid in Ministry of Labour S.E.D. Vouchers rather than cash. And in his final year he was also in receipt of a D.O. Grant (written in the bursary/scholarship section of the form)

I am wondering if anyone can shed any light on what these grants were and how they were obtained? Were they for reserved returned servicemen? Were they based on academic merit?

Any info would be greatly appreciated  ;)

Jenny
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