The Lydia Rous and Lucy Harrison Trusts were set up in memory of two former Heads of the Mount School.
Lydia Rous was Superintendent of the Mount School from 1866 until 1879. The first mention of the Lydia Rous Memorial Fund was in 1897 and it was set up originally to pay for further education.
Girls in College II, who have been at school for no less than two years, apply to become the Lydia Rous Scholar for the year. The award is made to the applicant who, in the opinion of the Committee, with help from members of staff, has contributed most to the school, both academically and in service.
A scholarship is awarded for each year of the student's first degree.
Lucy Harrison Bursary Fund
Lucy Harrison was Head of the Mount School from 1890 until 1902.This Bursary Fund was set up in 1923. In 1977, monies raised in recognition of Joyce (Blake) Pickard's time as Head (1960-1977), was added to the Fund.
Bursaries are given to daughters of Old Scholars from either The Mount or Bootham Schools; members of the Society of Friends; or those recommended by Old Scholars, although the Funds are always available for cases of special need. Applications should initially be made through the Bursar of the Mount School.
Helen Doncaster Hoyland Award
This award was set up in 1922 by the family, in memory of a former pupil. It is awarded to the girl who has attained a high level of study in languages at school and who is going on to study languages at University.
The Committee of Management for the Lydia Rous/Lucy Harrison Trust is made up of Old Scholars who meet once a year in March at school. The Committee is joined at these meetings by the Head and Bursar, who sit "ex officio". A report is given each year at the MOSA AGM during reunion weekend.
Members of the current committee are as follows:-
Hilary (Webster) Evens - Chair
Lesley (Milne Redhead) Tregaskes - Secretary
Jean (Firby) Ripley
Elizabeth (Gray) North
Lucy (Tate) Frost
Caroline (Ashwell) Bayes
Members serve for a period of three years and can sit for a maximum of three consecutive terms. The Trust is always looking for volunteers to help in this very valuable part of MOSA's work.