|Rushden Echo, 28th April 1911, transcribed by Kay Collins
Rushden Education Committee More Scholarships Wanted
A meeting of this committee was held at the Board Room on Tuesday night, when there were present Messrs J T Colson (chairman), J Claridge, F Ballard, W M Hensman, G Miller, W Chettle, E Freeman, and W B Sanders.
Mr Freeman moved that the County Education Authority be asked to consider the question of increasing the number of free scholarships and of increasing the grant towards maintenance during the period covered by the scholarship, the amount to be determined by the circumstances of the parents. He said he wished to remove some of the obstacles to some of the brightest boys and girls continuing their education at secondary schools. There were only eight scholarships for Kettering, Wellingborough and Rushdenan altogether inadequate number.
Mr Miller seconded on the ground that Rushden, Kettering and Wellingborough did not get their fair share, but from a financial standpoint he did not push the matter.
Mr Claridge did not think they were in a position at present to find all the money necessary.
Mr Hensman thought it was more important to provide an extended practical education for the masses than to highly educate a few.