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Issue 468, 4 June 2001

Scholarly success

Forty schoolchildren have been selected to receive Robert Ogden scholarships for 2001, following a record number of applications to the scheme.

Set up in 1999 in partnership with the University, with funds donated by Yorkshire businessman Robert Ogden, the scholarships aim to widen opportunities amongst young people from former mining communities in the region whose families have no history of higher education. The scheme provides financial assistance and the support of a mentor to ease the transition from school to higher education.

One hundred and seventy-three 16-year-olds applied for the scholarships from schools in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, three times more than the previous year. The selection was made by a panel including University Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Wilson and Robert Ogden. The first group of 26 scholars, selected in 1999, are about to sit their A levels. Ten of these are holding offers from the University of Leeds, with a further 13 planning to study at other universities.



 
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