College students from across the West Midlands have reaped the rewards of their hard work with the help of a scholarship to support their studies at the University of Wolverhampton.
The University of Wolverhampton’s Progression Scholarship has been designed to recognise and reward hard working students studying for A-Level, BTEC and other pre- university entry qualifications.
Eligible students for the scholarship need to be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton and have proceeded directly on completion of their college course.
Colleges that work with the University were asked to nominate students who meet the criteria and those students selected have been rewarded with the Scholarship. These students will receive £2000 or a £500 travel award during the first year of their course at the University of Wolverhampton to financially support them in their transition into university life.
Head of Access and Outreach at the University of Wolverhampton, Ian Hart, said: “This is a scholarship that rewards students who have worked incredibly hard to realise their potential and have fully committed to their college course”
“We want to reward those students who have shown dedication and overcome any challenges to achieve success.
“All of the awardees will be starting their courses with the University of Wolverhampton in September. The University really does feel privileged to be able to welcome such talented and committed individuals to begin their journey into higher education with us.”
Colleges involved in the scholarship included Birmingham Metropolitan College, Walsall College, City of Wolverhampton College, Halesowen College, Dudley College, Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT), City of Wolverhampton College, Stafford College, South Staffordshire College, Solihull College, South and City College Birmingham.
Director of Quality and Higher Education at Telford college of Arts and Technology (TCAT), Teresa Parker said: “At Telford College we felt that the Progression Scholarship was an excellent way of widening participation, which is a key aspect of our partnership with The University.
“Supporting students financially who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve their University place, often in the face of challenging circumstances is a means to encourage other students to progress to University.
“For the four students who received these awards it will make a huge difference and enable them to commence their studies knowing that they have this means of support, and the recognition from the college of the hard work and dedication they have shown over the last two years.”
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