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College awards scholarships
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Eight high flying Pembrokeshire College students were rewarded recently after successfully gaining a place on the College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) scholarship programme.
Now in its third year, the scholarship programme aims to help exceptionally gifted individuals to develop their full academic potential whilst also responding to the skills agenda for more people to train in these critical subjects. The scholarship, which can see eligible students receive up to £2,000, is just one of the many ways through which the College empowers its students to achieve their academic and career aspirations.
Applications to the scholarship programme are welcome from all high achieving GCSE students intending to study STEM related subjects whether they are taking A-levels or an extended diploma. This year the scholarship attracted the highest number of applications to date from students across the county. Unlike previous years all this year’s students have enrolled on A-level programmes and are looking to progress to university before pursuing careers in medicine, science, mathematics and marine biology.
To achieve their place on the scholarship programme each of the students performed exceptionally well in their GCSEs as well as undertaking an interview with a panel including the College’s Deputy Principal, Dr Barry Walters. On presenting the £500 cheque for phase one of the scholarship, Barry commented: “We put the scholarship in place to encourage young people to consider pursuing STEM subjects as a career route and we were incredibly impressed with the standard of applications we received this year. All the candidates have exceptional potential and we look forward to seeing them progress through the College and onto university.”
Anyone interested in applying for a STEM scholarship starting in September 2013 can apply online at www.pembs.ac.uk/college/support/finance