Fourteen new students at Cronton Sixth Form College have experienced a wonderful start to their studies after each receiving a prestigious scholarship worth up to £2000.
The outstanding students were selected for scholarships in one of the College’s three Centre of Excellence subject areas; STEM, Performing Arts and Sport, after impressing during a series of interviews which took place earlier this year. This year the successful students are:
- Hannah Aspinall, from The Sutton Academy (Performing Arts)
- Louise Carter, from Great Sankey High School (STEM)
- Liam Clarke, from Wade Deacon High School (STEM)
- Samuel Clayton, from Wade Deacon High School (STEM)
- Olivia Gorton, from Great Sankey High School (Performing Arts)
- Isabel Griffiths, from Penketh High School (STEM)
- Alix Hushin, from The Heath School (Performing Arts)
- Jake Keller, from Penketh High School (STEM)
- Danika Martin, from Great Sankey High School (STEM)
- Erin McLennan, from Wade Deacon High School (STEM)
- Poppy Scholefield, from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Sport)
- Ceira Sergeant, from Gateacre School (STEM)
- Kiara Wilson-Smith, from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School (Sport)
- Jonathan Worrall, from Wade Deacon High School (STEM)
The students were presented with their scholarship cheques at College by Head of Cronton, Leeann Bellfield. The conscientious students have big plans to use the money to improve their studies.
Kiara Wilson-Smith was awarded a scholarship in sport. She said, “I was really pleased to have received it. The money will really help me towards paying for training and competitions in my sport (trampolining). The College has given me lots of support.”
Louise Carter, who was awarded a STEM scholarship, commented, “I was so happy and excited to have received a scholarship; to represent the College and be a role model is an honour. There are so many opportunities with the Tomorrow’s Scientists Programme and possible work experience placements which will help me achieve my goal of studying medicine at university.”
Sam Clayton, who received a scholarship in STEM, added, “It is an honour to know that out of hundreds of students I was chosen to receive a scholarship. I was extremely proud of myself when I found out. The College gets excellent results and there are so many opportunities that I can get involved in to help prepare me to go to university.”
Mary Murphy, Principal at Cronton Sixth Form commented, “Congratulations to the scholarship student class of 2018, they are well deserved. These scholarships will support the students and provide financial assistance towards fulfilling their full potential in each chosen field. For example, students may use the money for purchasing equipment, paying for specialist coaching or tuition, attending competitions or studying towards extension awards.
“Students fulfilling certain criteria can apply for scholarships as part of the College application process and successful students are awarded financial rewards over their two years of study. We look forward to meeting next year’s potential scholars at their college interviews over the next few months.”