Record number of scholarships for University of Hertfordshire students
(17th May 2007)
The University of Hertfordshire has announced that it has a record number of externally funded scholarships to award to its new intake of students in the upcoming academic year starting in September.
The scholarship programme offers financial rewards to the highest academic achievers. It is also a very effective way of building links between the employers and the students and the employers and the University community as a whole.
This year has been a particularly successful year in attracting businesses and organisations to become scholarship sponsors. New sponsors include: Willmott Dixon; Clydesdale Bank and Hertfordshire Educational Foundation.
Joanne Wearne, who manages the University’s scholarships said: “The programme is going from strength to strength with a number of our scholarship students taking work placements with their sponsors.”
Computer Science scholarship student Jamie Skipworth has recently joined ClarityBlue, the company sponsoring his scholarship, on their graduate training programme. Jamie said: “I am so surprised that my scholarship has led to this and am thankful to ClarityBlue for providing me with a great opportunity - they have played a big part in my success.”
The University of Hertfordshire scholarship programme is very flexible and offers a wide variety of opportunities and benefits to its sponsors. Andrew Miles, Director of Local and Stores Marketing at Tesco said: “Still only in its second year; it is already clear that the scholarship has made a real difference to our students. We regularly recruit graduates, and the links we are establishing with the University will help us in publicising the opportunities our graduate scheme has to offer.”
If you would like to find out more about getting involved in supporting student scholarships please contact Joanne Wearne on 01707 281273 or at email@example.com
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