High-achieving students rewarded with Joseph Emmott Scholarship
The £1,000 award seeks to reward talented undergraduates who attended secondary school in the city of Leeds. They also must have been high achievers at A-Level. Now administered by Leeds Community Foundation, The Joseph Emmott Trust was originally established in 1939 to provide University scholarship.
Chloe Schofield, Kristi Campbell, Peter Foster, Lily Hall, Tasneem Khan, Emaan Mohammed, Daniel Potts, Lois Storey and Josh Leary - all from a range of BA (Hons) degree courses - were selected following an interview and application process.
Nineteen-year-old Physical Education student, Chloe, commented: "It's a great feeling to know that all my hard work at school and during my A-levels has been recognised with this scholarship.
"Physical Education has been my biggest passion for a number of years and with Leeds Met being such an excellent sporting university it seemed like the perfect choice for me. To be selected for this scholarship is a great opportunity as I'll be able to use the funding for books and sports equipment for my degree course. I'd also like to use some of it to pay for additional courses and qualifications to bolster my CV, for when I apply for postgraduate study following my degree."
Spanish and Tourism Management student, Kristi Campbell, aged 21, said she'll be using the scholarship money towards taking on an Au Pair position in Spain this summer. She said: "I have always had a passion for languages. Before choosing to study Spanish at Leeds Met, I studied it for two years at college, worked in Spain for a bike tour company in Malaga and completed a Spanish course in Mallorca. I have enjoyed every experience learning the language at Leeds Met and I feel this scholarship will only enhance my skill and experience of developing my language skills further."