Chancellor awards scholarship to four students to help enhance opportunities
Madiya Afsar, Elena Brown, Ellis King and Dominik Rafael will be given the extra financial support while studying at LBU which it’s hoped can help them achieve their dream jobs.
The first year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance students are the latest to receive the Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholarship fund which was launched in 2012.
It was set up to support students studying accounting or finance courses who are high achievers, the first in their family to attend university and like Sir Bob, are from the North of England.
Scholarships are awarded every year to assist students with the costs related to living and studying at university.
Sir Bob, who himself qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant from LBU in 1972, said:
“Leeds Beckett continues to transform the lives and prospects of thousands of individuals and organisations every day in the city, the wider region, and beyond.
“As a graduate myself, I continue to support a number of students through my scholarship fund. It’s always a real honour to be able to give these talented students the extra support to succeed in their education.
“I’m delighted to award the Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholarship this year to Madiya, Elena, Ellis and Dominik.
“Now more than ever I hope that this scholarship will help and inspire these students to find the self-confidence to overcome barriers and understand that they too can succeed through hard work and determination.”
On securing the scholarship, Ellis King, said: “My aim for the future is to become a qualified chartered accountant and work in management accountancy in a large firm.
“Receiving the scholarship from Sir Bob Murray CBE has given me the confidence and access to resources I need to succeed. I’m so grateful and this will really help me to achieve my goals.”
Fellow scholarship recipient, Elena Brown, added: “I am very keen on applying for a work placement in my third year and the scholarship will help me afford some of the costs such as travel and attending job interviews.
“It will also allow me to apply confidently for placements without fear of not being able to afford the associated costs, ensuring that I can fully take advantage of the opportunity and experience.”
Sir Bob has funded scholarships at LBU since 2012 as a testament to the transformative power of a university education.
The Sir Bob Murray CBE Scholarship has supported 36 students over the last eight years helping them to make the most of their education at LBU.