Ceremony celebrates student scholarship scheme
An awards ceremony was held to celebrate the work of students eligible for a talent scholarship. Fiction writer, Louise Welsh presented the awards along with the Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching, Professor Frank Coton. Donors and supporters of the fund were given the opportunity to meet with students benefiting from the scheme.
The University of Glasgow awards at least 50 undergraduate Talent Scholarships each academic year to support students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the university. Each scholarship is worth £1000 and the University currently has 220 talent scholars across all four Colleges.
Talent Scholarships are awarded as part of the University of Glasgow Scholarships Fund which has received over £5.2 million in donations since its launch in 2007.
The Talent Scholarships fund is part of the University’s widening participation agenda that seeks to increase recruitment of students to higher education from areas and groups where there is low participation.
Professor Frank Coton, Vice Principal for Learning and Teaching said: “I am delighted to be awarding students with a certificate to mark receipt of their talent scholarship. I wish them all the very best for this academic year and hope that the funding allows them to concentrate on their studies rather than worry about their finances.”
Business and Management student Greg Campbell said “Receiving the Talent Scholarship has enabled me to not worry so much about my finances. I was the first person in my entire family to go to University, so the scholarship has given me the independence to pursue a University career.”
The Talent Scholarship fund is now accepting applications from students intending to study here from 2012/13.
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First published: 26 February 2013