Doncaster student scoops £1,000 scholarship

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A Doncaster student has scooped a prestigious university scholarship.

The University of Lincoln has presented a series of awards to students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and Ellie O’Sullivan, 18 (pictured far left) from Doncaster, and previously of Wath Comprehensive School, was named as a winner of the Excellence Scholarship worth £1,000.

First year undergraduates from across the University’s three academic Colleges attended an awards ceremony hosted by Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart where nine Excellence Scholarships and the flagship Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship were presented.

Together, the combined value of these awards totals £18,000, and they are intended to help cover student living costs, including accommodation and study equipment.

The nine successful students attended the ceremony along with family members, teachers from their previous schools and colleges and tutors from the University of Lincoln.

Among the recipients was Ellie from Doncaster.

Ellie attended Wath Comprehensive School in Rotherham and is now in the first year of her BA (Hons) Dance & Drama degree programme at the University of Lincoln.

She said: “I am really pleased to receive an Excellence Scholarship, and it’s a great reward for all of the hard work that went into my A Levels.”

Attendees learned the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship on the day, with Katriona Angel (18) named as the winner of the prestigious award.