Saeed’s Scholarship Success
Every penny counts for accountants of the future
A mature student from Leeds says he was honoured to be selected as just one of five recipients of a prestigious scholarship award which will aid him with his ongoing studies.
27-year-old Saeed Muthana, from Leeds, is a first year student at Leeds Beckett University where he is currently studying Accounting and Finance.
As tuition fees continue to take a toll on students across the country, he says the £1,000 scholarship, awarded to him from the University’s Chancellor, Sir Bob Murray CBE, will be invaluable.
“When I received the confirmation that I had been awarded the Sir Bob Murray scholarship I was very happy, especially when I heard I was one of only five students to receive it,” he said.
“I really want to thank Sir Bob Murray very much for helping students like myself – it will make a real difference.”
The first year students were selected for the annual scholarships following a rigorous interview and application process with the funds helping towards their living costs and university expenses.
Sir Bob was installed as Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University in January 2013 and following his inauguration he pledged to personally donate £30,000 over the course of six years to worthy students.
Five £1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to deserving undergraduate students on courses related to the subject which Sir Bob himself studied; accountancy.
Speaking about setting up the scholarships, he said: “I am passionate about education and it is very rewarding for me to be able to give something back to my university by supporting these hard working, talented students.
“I hope the scholarships will make a difference to them and I wish them every success in their studies.”
The four other recipients of the 2014-15 Sir Bob Murray Scholarships are: Jugraj Singh Bhadal, Jamie Howarth, Louise Wade, and Billy Haigh.