In 2015 Eric donated a scholarship fund to the Bolton School’s Girls’ Division in honor of his late wife Edith. The scholarship to study Medicine at University was offered to three students from the Bolton School’s Girls’ Division. The Dr Edith Forsyth Scholarship Award provides financial support for five years of university medical training for the girls who started their degrees in September 2015 and otherwise might be deterred from studying Medicine because of financial hardship. As of August 2019 the students are going into their final year.
The award covers five years of training at £15,000 per annum and has been generously donated by an Old Boy of the School, Eric Forsyth, in memory of his late wife, Edith. Eric wishes to provide the same opportunity for a young woman, that he and Edith enjoyed when they went to Manchester University in 1950; namely a free education under the 1944 Education Act.
Eric and Edith subsequently moved to Canada and later to the United States, where Edith was a highly respected physician on Long Island. She was beloved by all her patients and has been sorely missed since her passing in 1991.
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