The Elmes Testimonial Fund

The fund, known as the Elmes Testimonial Fund, was founded on the 20th June 1856, in memory of Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, a prominent city architect and the designer of the St Georges Hall in Liverpool. The purpose of the fund will be to 'encourage students from schools in the city of Liverpool and educational institutes to study at Liverpool School of Architecture'.


  1. The income of the fund shall be applied by the Trustees to the maintenance of one or more scholarships of a value determined by the Trustees to encourage the study of architecture.
  2. The scholarships shall be applied to studies at the Liverpool School of Architecture.
  3. Applications will be invited from pupils of either sex who have been in attendance for not less than six terms at any Liverpool school or pre degree education institution and who have passed the examinations qualifying for entry upon a degree course of the Assessment and Qualification Alliance or of some other recognised equivalent.
  4. The process for applying and awarding the scholarship will be as follows:

    The scholarship(s) will be awarded to one or more student(s) per year for an amount of up to £1,000, the amount to be reviewed each year.

    The Scholarship will be advertised in schools/educational institute within the city of Liverpool.

    Each student from a Liverpool secondary school/ college who takes up an offer of a place in the first year of the BA Hons Architecture programme at the Liverpool School of Architecture will be entered for the scholarship

    They will be given the opportunity to submit a piece of artwork e.g. drawing, photo, sculpture etc, together with a supporting statement explaining its relationship to the discipline of architecture.

    The Trustees will judge the work and chose a winner shortly before the commencement of the academic year allowing them the benefit of the scholarship in their first year of study.
  5. The person or persons to whom the scholarship is awarded shall apply the money in such manner and for such purposes as the Trustees may in each case approve.  If in any year the Trustees decide not to make an award, the income of the fund in whole or in part for that year may be added to the capital of the fund or carried forward as income to provide additional scholarships in future years, as the Trustees may determine.
  6. The Board for the Trust should consist of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 Trustees. Current members are as follows:

    Professor Robert Kronenburg, University of Liverpool
    Professor John Tarn Emeritus Professor
    Mr Victor Basil Independent member
    Professor André Brown, University of Liverpool (TBC) 

    The School Administrator will act as Secretary and a representative from Finance will be invited attend