Scholarships reward university pioneers
Fourteen local students will benefit from scholarship awards this year as they become the first members of their families to attend university.
Young academics from Leeds Beckett University were each issued with £1,000 funding through the Bright Futures Scholarships to help with their studies in the city.
Amongst the group is Nuha Khan, a first year Law student who, like her peers, is pioneering the way for her family.
She was selected on her academic merit and is joined by aspiring sport scientists, computer animators and much more.
Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor at the university, said all the students had shown great ‘potential’ and deserved the extra support.
“We are committed to providing the highest quality student experience and opportunities for all talented individuals,” Prof Price said.
“These scholarships make a significant difference to the students who receive them, helping to support their studies.
“Congratulations to our brilliant students selected for this year’s scholarships, all of whom have all shown great commitment and potential. We are very grateful to everyone who has supported our Bright Futures scholarships through their donations.”
All funding for the scheme is provided by Leeds Beckett graduates who are reinvesting in the educational establishment that helped them achieve their degrees in the past.
BA (Hons) Events Management student Niki Gill said she was delighted to be receiving the scholarship and would be using the funding to help purchase textbooks, stationery and a printer.
Speaking about her future aspirations, she added: “I have always had an interest in the arts and after university I hope to have a career running events within the arts industry.
“My degree is definitely going to help prepare me for that and this scholarship will aid me in reaching my full potential.”