KNUTSFORD Town Council’s Millennium Bursary is now open for applications from students in their second year of higher education.

The deadline for applications is December 15, with a main award of £515.

Supported by the Knutsford Lions, the bursary has been awarded each year since 2000 to students going into their third year of higher education in September 2018.

As part of the application, a short statement of no more than 200 words must be submitted demonstrating how the award would benefit their chosen course of study, with particular reference to how it may help a project or dissertation.

Those applying must be from Knutsford or Toft. Informal interviews take place in December with the winner announced shortly after.

Town mayor Cllr Neil Forbes said: “The town council is pleased to again be inviting students from the area to apply for the Millennium Bursary.

"I wish all the students applying the best of luck and look forward to working with the Knutsford Lions and Jennifer Holbrook in the difficult task of deciding this year’s successful applicant. “

Last year’s bursary was awarded to Cameron Ormesher, who was studying Government and Economics at the London School of Economics.

Applicants should complete the application via the form available at and can contact the council on 01565 653 929 or with any queries.