Scholarship Recipients 2018
Exeter Scholars is supported by a number of generous individuals who have made donations and scholarships available to programme participants who succeed in becoming Exeter Senior Scholars and choose to study at the University of Exeter.
Below you can find information about the recipients of our scholarships for 2018 entry.
The Laura Piper Award
Ric and Dianne Piper, the parents of Laura who studied Law at Exeter, established this award as a long lasting memory of Laura for her family and friends. She was extremely proud to have studied Law at Exeter.
Donors: Mrs Dianne & Mr Ric Piper
Amount: £3000 per year for three years
Awarding Criteria: The highest achieving Senior Scholar who has completed the Pathways to Law subject activity strand, hosted by the University of Exeter, and has accepted an offer to study with the Law School
Isabel completed the Exeter Scholars Pathways to Law programme, and is now a first year undergraduate studying LLB Law.
'The funding is going to help me a lot through buying books and the resources that I need to do well such as a good laptop. It will also help me in everyday life supporting my accommodation costs and allowing me to join societies, [… and] allowing me to get work experience or pay for trips to visit law firms or courts that I would not be able to afford without the support. Beyond Exeter the award will continue to help me with applications for training contracts and future job prospects as I will be more attractive to employers by having been able to afford to take full advantage of all the opportunities that are open to me during my time at Exeter.'
The Brian Waghorn and Julia Davies Scholarships
Alumnus Mark Waghorn (Law, 1988), a Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP in London, has established these two awards named after his parents. He said: "My time at Exeter inspired me to pursue my career in law. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University and it was a real privilege to be able to spend three years there. I want to help other young people have the same opportunity that I did."
Donor: Mr Mark Waghorn
Amount: Two awards of £2250 per year for three years each
Awarding Criteria: The two highest achieving Senior Scholars who are living in a low-income neighbourhood (as defined by postcode) or who qualified for free school meals or a school bursary at the point of joining the programme
Recipients: James and Toby
James completed the Exeter Scholars South West pathway, and is now a first year undergraduate studying BSc Biological Sciences with Study Abroad.
'I am very grateful for your donation, it will be such a great help for me while I am at university. It will encourage me to make the most of my time at university and to take every opportunity I am presented with, with less worry of the financial implications. Your award will go a long way to helping me to achieve my ambitions and get to where I want to be in the future in terms of my career.'
Toby completed the Exeter Scholars South West pathway, and is now a first year undergraduate studying BSc Environmental Science.
'This award came as a complete surprise and I am immensely grateful to receive it. This funding support will help reduce the monetary restrictions associated with university life for me, allowing me to join in with the societies I enjoy and to purchase textbooks and further reading books to further enrich my knowledge of the subject. Furthermore, the funding has given me real motivation to do the best I can in my studies.'
The CCB Scholarship
Amount: £20,000 per year for three years
Awarding Criteria: The Senior Scholar who met the highest number of programme eligibility criteria at the point of enrolling on Exeter Scholars and has accepted an offer to study with the Law School. In the occurrence of two Senior Scholars meeting the criteria for this scholarship, academic attainment will be used to determine the successful recipient. Students who have become a Senior Scholar as a result of the national Realising Opportunities or Pathways to Law programmes (non-Exeter hosted) will not be eligible for this Scholarship.
Sophie completed the Exeter Scholars National pathway, and is now a first year undergraduate studying LLB Law.
'Due to your very kind donation, I can now look at leaving university debt free and I can take part in more of the societies as mentioned. … Some, if not all of these things, would not have been possible without your support. I do not think that I will ever be able to express just how grateful that I am for the opportunities you have enabled me to have.'
The Goodman Derrick Scholarship
Donors: Law Firm – Goodman Derrick LLP
Amount: £5000 per year for three years
Awarding Criteria: The highest achieving Senior Scholar, including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants, who has accepted an offer to study with the Law School.
Racheal completed the Exeter Scholars Pathways to Law programme, and is now a first year undergraduate studying LLB Law.
'Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to afford my rent, necessities and books without applying for full-time work. With this scholarship, I will be able to dedicate all of my time and effort into my degree, achieving the best grades I possibly can.'
The Penelope Curtis Scholarship
Donors: University of Exeter alumna Penelope Crouch (née Curtis) (LLB Law 1978)
Amount: £3000 per year for three years
Awarding Criteria: The highest achieving Senior Scholar overall, including national Pathways to Law and Realising Opportunities participants.
Sachin completed the Exeter Scholars South West pathway, and is now a first year undergraduate studying BMBS Medicine.
'Being awarded this scholarship has humbled me and energized me to my studies ahead, it has taught me that hard work and determination are rewarded, that they are not ignored, that people do care about you. This is something that I will remember and keep close to heart for the rest of my life.'