Gruffydd Lloyd Jones is the recipient of the 2015/2016 Dr John B Lloyd Masonic Bursary Award. The Provincial Grand Secretary, Worshipful Brother David Elsley presented Gruffydd with a cheque for £1500 and a certificate to commemorate the award on Thursday 15th October 2015 at Aberystwyth University. The award is given annually by the Provincial Grand Charity of the Masonic Province of West Wales to encourage worthy students to further their education and Gruffydd was selected this year because of his previous outstanding achievement in Further Education.
Gruffydd is studying for an MSc in Managing the Environment at The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University. Gruffydd already has a BSc in Bio Sciences and he hopes that this additional qualification will lead to a career as an Environmental Consultant on major projects. Gruffydd was very grateful for the award which he said would make a big difference to his year in Aberystwyth.
Dr Mike Rose, who is Director of Learning and Teaching at IBERS, pointed out that whilst there was lots of funding available for undergraduates, students like Gruffydd taking additional qualifications had to find all the funding from their own resources and many of the expenses had to be paid in advance.
The Province of West Wales wishes Gruffydd every success in his future studies.
From left to right - Dr Mina Davies Morel, Gruffydd Lloyd Jones, W Bro David Elsley and Dr Mike Rose