New scholarship allows Waveney student to continue university education

The University of East Anglia (UEA). Picture: Antony Kelly

The University of East Anglia (UEA). Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: Archant

A Waveney resident is among those to benefit from a number of newly-launched university scholarships.

Leah Ellingham - an occupational therapy student - is the first recipient of the Lee Bray Scholarship, given to undergraduates from Waveney to help them further their education at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Sixty-six gifted young people who might not otherwise be able to afford their studies were given over £640,000 in funding, donated by the university's private supporters.

This year's scholarships reception saw a record number of students receive awards, with more than a quarter from Norfolk and Suffolk.

The awarding of scholarships is a key feature of The Difference campaign, which has supported more than 500 individuals and raised funds for medical research, climate change study and creativity.

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Vice-chancellor Professor David Richardson said: 'UEA scholarships are vital to improving access to university for talented students from less affluent backgrounds, as well as for those who excelled at undergraduate level and wish to pursue postgraduate studies.'

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