The Bursary was first introduced in 2006 and is aimed at Wellington students completing their 6th form studies. This year students competed for funds by letter and interview and the £1000 bursary was shared between Meg Batchelor and Lauren Fidler both from New College in Wellington.
Meg has gained her place to read Natural Sciences at Nottingham University and decided to purchase an Ipad and case with her money. This she will use in lectures to take down notes transferring them to her PC at a later date. She was delighted to receive her award last Friday 28th August at Club Meeting.
Lauren wants to become a Marine Biologist and has chosen to read Marine Biology and Oceanography at Plymouth University. She identified a custom made Otter Dry Suit which retails at well over £1000 enabling her to go diving as part of her studies. The £500 Bursary awarded to her facilitates the purchase of this. She has financed the balance by savings from her part time work during the Summer holidays.
Both recipients were presented with their awards at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Wellington Rotary Club on Friday 28th August. They thanked the Club for the awards which are designed to enhance their studies in higher education. After joining in a review of the process and procedure of the Bursary they made a commitment to maintain contact with the Club during their studies.