Blank cheque?

21st September 2001 at 01:00
Aberdeen University announced this week that it is to establish the "Prince of Wales Scholarship Scheme" for bright kids from deprived areas (or for "talented young people whose personal or financial circumstances might otherwise have made it impossible to benefit from this experience").

The fairy godfather is the Royal Bank of Scotland - to the tune of pound;240,000. A challenge indeed for Lloyds TSB which should surely produce matching funding. Perhaps this could be raised directly with Susan Rice, who heads the bank, by her better half Duncan Rice, the university's principal.

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