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The Awards Scheme

One of the primary aims of the Company is the promotion of education, arts, science and technology and, in particular, the promotion of skills and associated professional activities in Wales. The Company achieves this aim by making awards to the young people of Wales and the following is a summary of the awards currently provided for by the Company.

A prestigious annual award made to provide a spur to, and financial help with, developing an idea or scheme in an area in which the recipient has already demonstrated significant ability.

The Achievement Award is intended for a Welsh person who has already received universal acclaim within his or her sphere.

The Merit Award is intended to encourage and recognise a Welsh person who is mid-career and has already achieved rather more than their peers but will probably rise to greater heights in due course.

These awards are principally aimed at graduate and post-graduate students to enable them to further their careers and to develop their talents by undertaking a project or further study abroad.

These awards recognise and encourage skills traditionally associated with Livery Companies and assist apprentices in their chosen vocation.

A small number of bursaries have been established with specific colleges across Wales and are designed to help students of ability with financial help to progress to further or higher education.

The Schools Awards are made to a number of selected schools on a rolling programme to support and encourage pupils who have both the ability and ambition to continue with their education, usually at a higher level.