UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Students from City of Wolverhampton College have been given a financial boost after being awarded scholarships to help them progress to degree courses at two local universities.
Ten students have each been awarded progression scholarships by the University of Wolverhampton after making significant progress in their college course and demonstrating the potential and ability to progress and succeed on an undergraduate course.
They will each receive £2000 from the university during their first year to help towards their living costs while studying degrees in fine art, games design, law, pharmacology, social care, social work, tourism management, and visual communication.
Ian Hart, head of access and outreach at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “These scholarships reward students who have fully committed to their college course, shown dedication, worked incredibly hard to realise their potential and overcome any challenges to achieve success.
“The university feels really privileged to be able to welcome such talented and committed individuals to begin their journey into higher education with us.”
And a further five students have received scholarships worth £500 each from Birmingham City University and are progressing to degrees in accounting and finance, business and marketing, fashion, forensic computing, and film technology and visual effects.
Claire Boliver, deputy principal of the college, said: “We are extremely grateful to both organisations for the financial support they have provided for our students which will enable them to go to university and study for the degree of their dreams without some of the financial burden that this can entail.”
All of the students completed either Level 3 diplomas, Access to Higher Education courses or A levels at the college in the 2014/15 academic year and will start their degree courses at the universities in September.