University awards more life-changing scholarships to first year students

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We are delighted to announce that this week, thanks to the generosity of staff, alumni and other benefactors, Manchester Metropolitan University has been able to award more life-changing scholarships to first year students.

Ten Alumni Undergraduate Scholarships funded entirely from donations from staff, graduates and friends of the University and have been awarded to talented and deserving students.

Two students from the Cheshire and Manchester campuses have each been awarded a Caroline Evans Scholarship, worth £5,000 each. These scholarships were funded by a legacy gift from the former Dean of Students at the Cheshire campus, Caroline Evans. Caroline dedicated the 27 years of her career to the welfare and advancement of the many young people with whom she came into contact and wanted to continue this support in the years to come by awarding these special scholarships.

One student was awarded the newly-established Neelam Aggarwal Scholarship of £3,750 over 3 years. This scholarship was established in memory of Manchester Metropolitan University graduate, Neelam Aggarwal, who taught for many years in a large multi-cultural school working with children and families for whom English was their second language. Inclusion for every person and child, irrespective of their culture or background, was Neelam’s aim throughout her working life, and this scholarship aims to ensure that students reach their potential and achieve their academic ambitions whilst studying here.

Sophia McNeill, Development Officer, said: “Many of our students have overcome great personal challenges to learning yet have succeeded in getting to University.

“Thanks to the generosity of alumni, staff and benefactors like you, over the last few years, we have been able to provide life-changing support for over 90 of our deserving and talented students.”

To learn more about these scholarships and fundraising at the University, please visit: mmu.ac.uk/giving