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Funding help for Halesowen students
5:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in Local
A HIGH-flying Halesowen College student is one of just 10 across the West Midlands to be awarded £3,000 towards studies at Cambridge University.
Jamie Barfoot, aged 24, has been chosen for the bursary given by exam body OCR to help talented students with tuition or living costs at the top university, where he will study philosophy at King’s College.
Halesowen College faculty director and personal coach Elaine Cammies said: “Jamie has shown tremendous commitment and tenacity in his goal to study philosophy at King’s College.
“He is an exceptional student, an outstanding academic, highly intelligent and a very personable young man.
“We are delighted in his achievement and wish him every success at Cambridge and his chosen career. The bursary will undoubtedly be well spent on numerous texts to support his thirst for knowledge.”
Meanwhile, four Halesowen College students studying a foundation degree in early years education have each received a £1,000 scholarship from Worcester University towards their fees.
Gail Nicholls, Jenny Moore, Emily Williams and Emma Hardman who are studying on the part time course are balancing full time jobs in the early years sector and families to complete their qualification.
The course is run at the college in partnership with the university, and the scholarships were awarded in recognition of their grades.
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