ESU Scotland also administers the Wigmore Paterson Scholarship, Ann Small Scholarship and the ESU
Capitol Hill Internships.
The Wigmore Paterson Scholarship
Application forms are now available for the 2013 Wigmore Paterson Scholarship to Western Australia offered by the English-Speaking Union Scotland.
The Scholarship is awarded annually to a teacher under the age of 35 who is involved in music or sport, either
professionally or as an extra-curricular activity, and is intended to promote the exchange of educational ideas between
Scotland and Western Australia.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a contribution to the scholarís professional development in studying a
music-related or sport related aspect of Western Australian education which interests him/her and which is relevant to
his/her own professional responsibilities.
The value of the ESU Wigmore Paterson Scholarship is up to £1,000, which is intended to contribute to travel and
subsistence expenses. Additional costs must be met by the scholar.
More information can be found here
The Ann Small Scholarship
In 2010 Ann Bradley, a lecturer in Administration and IT at Jewel and Esk College in
Edinburgh, was selected to visit Fanshawe Collge in London, Ontario to compare teaching
methods and systems there. Ann found the experience fascinating and has brought many new
ideas back to Scotland. For more information about Ann's trip, please have a look at
on the Fanshawe College website.
The 2011 Ann Small Scholar was Audrey White from Adam Smith College, who was also welcomed at Fanshawe College.
In 2012 we look forward to welcoming a lecturer from Fanshawe College to Scotland.
Background to the Scholarship
Ms Ann Small BA MEd FSCT, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, began her secretarial career in that city at a
time when expertise in shorthand was a requirement. She was so accomplished in that field
writing shorthand at 200 wpm that she was asked by Sir James Pitman, grandson of the inventor
of Pitman Shorthand, to write a new Beginners' Course that would enable all students to gain
the art and practice of Pitman Shorthand more quickly and efficiently. The exercises were
recorded onto tapes. The book with tapes was named The Acceleration Course.
Following a few months working in London, England to become acquainted with the Pitman
Organisation Ann Small transferred to the Pitman Canadian Headquarters at Church Street,
Toronto where she wrote the new Course requested by Sir James Pitman. After writing the course
Ann toured the neighbouring schools in Ontario publicising the new
book and tapes. She was offered many opportunities to teach at these schools. Ann accepted
a post at the about-to-be-opened Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Although it was more
than twenty years since her retirement and return to Edinburgh her high principles and devotion
to duty will never be forgotten.
It is with pleasure that Ms Ann Small's sister, Ms Evelyn Small, has awarded this scholarship for a teacher of
IT and Administration in Scotland to visit Fanshawe College for a brief period of time
to witness the systems popular at the college that her sister loved.
Capitol Hill Internships
Capitol Hill Internships are organised by the Centre for Speech and
Debate at the English-Speaking Union in London. ESU Scotland sometimes
gives limited financial support to interns who have been to school in
Scotland, and/or are studying at university in Scotland.
You can find out more about the Internships at the website for the ESU
in London. To ask about gaining financial support for the Internship
from ESU Scotland, please feel free to email us.