April 2015: Durham University - Lt Dougie Dalzell Scholarship announced!

The Trust is proud to announce that they have concluded an agreement with Durham University to fund a wounded or injured serviceman or woman through four years of a degree course with a £20,000 donation to support the tuition and/or living costs over four years.   This will be called the Lt Dougie Dalzell Scholarship and the first recipient will start in September 2015.

Former DDMT Chairman Andy Jennings last week signed off on the deal which will see a WIS Military scholar becoming part of St Cuthbert’s Society, one of Durham University’s oldest colleges where they will receive support from the vibrant social and scholarly community.  St Cuthbert’s has an extensive military history and was re-founded in 1946 by veterans of the Second World War. 

In 2014 Private Tom Wilde successfully graduated with a degree in Theology. Private Wilde had been in Afghanistan with the Mercian Regiment when an explosion shattered his leg. 

Private Tom Wilde said “I thought my life was over but a Scholarship at Durham University has transformed my life and I have become the first person in my family to attend University”.

Support is also given by the Foundation Centre at Durham University, which offers tailored multi-disciplinary study programmes to prepare students for degree level study, specialising in helping mature learners return to education.