Student receives engineering scholarship
9:50am Sunday 20th October 2013 in NW
A FORMER Fred Longworth pupil has been awarded a scholarship to help with his university studies.
Anthony Lau, aged 18, right, is at the University of Southampton studying for an electrical engineering masters and will receive £1,000 a year after being awarded the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for achieving three As in his A-levels at Winstanley College.
Anthony, of Gadbury Fold in Atherton, said: “It means I won’t have to worry about my finances as much and can focus more on my studies.
“I feel like my hard work has paid off.”
The scholarship aims to reduce the skills gap by encouraging the brightest and best students to study IET accredited courses.
A fellow college student from Leigh, Louise Chan, has also been awarded the scholarship.
The former Bedford High School pupil, who also achieved three As, has started her studies in aerospace engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Louise, of Alderley Lane, said: “Living as a student is expensive and I don’t have much saved.
“The scholarship can help me get these things and means I might not need to get a part-time job just yet and can focus my time on studies.”
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