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Lichfield and Burntwood students urged to apply for new scholarship

Young people in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to apply for a new scholarship scheme.

Staffordshire County Council and M6 Toll operator Midland Expressway have linked up to offer ten £2,000 scholarships for students who are going on to study mathematics, the sciences, technology or engineering to a degree or equivalent level.

Cllr Ian Parry

Cllr Ian Parry

County Councillor Ian Parry, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said:

“This scholarship is excellent news for young people in Staffordshire, and will give them welcome financial boost on their way to further education.

“The essence of this scholarship is the emphasis not just on helping Staffordshire young people, but also what these young people can give back to Staffordshire once they have completed their education.  We are very keen to nurture the talent we have in this county, as well as ensuring the county as a whole benefits.”

Applicants must be from schools in the county and will need to explain what they intend to study and why, as well as showcase their commitment to giving something back to the region.

Tom Fanning, chief executive of Midland Expressway added:

“We wish to play our part in creating opportunity for our young people to develop their talents. We hope that this scholarship will make a real difference and I call upon other businesses in the region to follow our lead.”

Applications will be accepted until May 10, 2011. To download the relevant forms visit www.m6toll.co.uk.

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