Students win John Nugent University Scholarships
Thu, 07 June 2012
Tameside College celebrates as three of their students have been recognised in this year’s John Nugent University Scholarship awards.
After another closely fought competition Tameside College students won two of the four available scholarships and one student won a commendation.
To be considered for the scholarships the students had to submit a 1500 word essay entitled “My present and future contribution to the community and industry” in which they outlined their aspirations for the future, gave an account of themselves including their hobbies, community involvement, views on life and their opinions on current news topics.
Students who got through this stage and onto the final shortlist then made a presentation to the panel of judges comprising directors of the Stamford Group of companies – the company who initiated the scholarships 15 years ago, and Claire Bibby, the Assistant Executive Director for Schools, Youth and Community Tameside MBC.
The winning Tameside College students were Erin Figg who was awarded a financial assistance scholarship worth £8,000 over 4 years towards her degree course in Computer Game Visualisation and Production, and Faisal Mohammad Ali who was awarded a scholarship worth £4,000 over 4 years for his degree level course in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 (Extended Diploma).
Nathan Gaffney was highly commended by the judging panel for his efforts and awarded a £20 voucher.
The students will receive their awards at a presentation ceremony on 7th September 2012, before beginning their studies in October.