Boston arts student wins university scholarship

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The University of Lincoln has awarded almost £30,000 in scholarships to talented new students.

Among the 14 chosen, was art student Lauren Sharpe, of Boston.

The University presented its first ever Vice Chancellor’s Award and University of Lincoln Scholarships, which are open to new undergraduates who achieve the highest number of UCAS points in meeting their entry requirements, at a ceremony ealier this month.

During the ceremony, 14 gifted first-year students discovered whether they had been awarded a gold, silver or bronze University of Lincoln Scholarship, with one of them receiving the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Award.

With a combined value of almost £30,000, the awards will support the students’ academic aspirations as they progress through their university career. They are paid in instalments, dependent on successful completion of each year, and are intended to help cover living costs, including accommodation, food and books.

The University of Lincoln’s vice chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “We are extremely proud of our talented students and their outstanding achievements. We are committed to supporting academic progression, and believe that our new scholarship awards will provide deserving nominees with the means to advance their learning and reach their full potential.

“The calibre of nominations for our first ever Vice Chancellor’s Award and University of Lincoln Scholarships was exceptional, and these awards are a recognition of the academic successes not just of individuals, but the student body as a whole.

The three new forms of scholarship (Vice Chancellor’s Award, University of Lincoln Scholarships and Access Scholarships) introduced in 2012 are in addition to the student support package available to all new undergraduate entrants at Lincoln.