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Scholarship scheme starts to pay dividends
7:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
A WISTASTON student has become the latest beneficiary of an innovative student scholarship scheme.
Katrina Morrell was among the first recipients of an Educational Bursary Award – which offers financial assistance so local students can fulfil their learning potential.
Bursaries of up to £7,000 can help pay for tuition fees and other costs associated with higher education.
Thanks to the scheme, Katrina was able to achieve a first class degree with honours in early childhood studies from the Manchester Metropolitan University, which has a campus in Crewe.
Katrina will now do her PGCE for a year before becoming a primary school teacher.
The scheme was set up by Willaston and Rope Ward councillor, Brian Silvester, during his Crewe and Nantwich Mayoral Year 2008-9.
He said he was delighted to see the initiative paying dividends with the first crop of graduates like Katrina.
“The theme of my mayoral year was ‘lifelong learning’, a cause close to my heart.
“Education can change lives for the better and I chose to launch the scholarship fund because I wanted as many local people as possible to have that opportunity.”
Katrina said: “I would like to say thank you to clr Brian Silvester and former mayoress Sheila Davies and all those involved in the scholarship programme, as this been a huge help in the progression of my higher education and in my future career in teaching.”
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