Leeds Beckett Bright Futures’ scholars announced
An aspiring coach, sports scientist and computer animator are among the undergraduates to receive the scholarship to help support their studies.
The Bright Futures Scholarships offer financial support to students who might otherwise be unable to afford a university education. The scholarships are awarded to first year students who are the first in their family to go to university and are based on academic merit, with funding for the scheme provided by Leeds Beckett graduates.
Scholarship recipient and BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health undergraduate, Abbie Hill, said: “This Bright Futures Scholarship will make such a difference to me. It will help me to buy specialist books for my course, which will in turn allow me to independently expand my research into childhood obesity, an area which I am keen to specialise in during my time as a Leeds Beckett student and in my future career.
“The scholarship will also allow me to undertake qualifications such as Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 2 Fitness Instructing: Physical Activity and Exercise in Children.”
Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, added: “We are committed to providing the highest quality student experience and opportunities for all talented individuals. These scholarships make a significant difference to the students who receive them, helping to support their studies. Congratulations to our brilliant students selected for this year’s scholarships, all of whom have all shown great commitment and potential. We are very grateful to everyone who has supported our Bright Futures scholarships through their donations.”
BA (Hons) Events Management student Niki Gill said she was delighted to be receiving the scholarship and would be using the funding towards textbooks, stationery and a printer. Speaking about her future aspirations, she said: “I have always had an interest in the arts and after university I hope to have a career running events within the arts industry. My degree is definitely going to help prepare me for that and this scholarship will aid me in reaching my full potential.”
This year, Bright Futures Scholarships have been awarded to BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching students Lewis Binns, Joe Brier and Hayley Simpson; BSc (Hons) Music technology undergraduate, Mathew Donley; BA (Hons) Social Work students Abby Flannaghan and Harriet Owens; LLB (Hons) Law student Nuha Khan; BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects undergraduate Jacob Kirk; BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science student Michaela Klemparova; BA (Hons) Events Management student Samantha Savage; BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student Mateusz Sroka and BSc (Hons) Sports Events Management student, Jason Smith.