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You still have time to submit your application for OCR’s 2014 bursary scheme before 17 June.
For the eleventh successive year, OCR is offering bursaries to some of the most talented students studying at schools and colleges in the West Midlands region who are going to study at the University of Cambridge.
Recipients will receive £3,000 for each year of their undergraduate studies which they can use for living or tuition costs or a combination of both. The award fund, arising from OCR’s historical association with the West Midlands Exam Board, helps talented students in the region make the most of their studies. Last year, ten students from schools and colleges across the West Midlands received a bursary award that enabled them to study and fulfil their potential without some of the financial worries.
Shanti Daffern, from Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham, was one of last year’s recipients and is now studying English at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. On receiving her bursary, she said: “I’m so grateful to OCR for awarding me a bursary. Coming from a low-income background, the costs involved in University study are daunting. Now instead of worrying about finances, I can focus on why I’m really going to Cambridge – to explore a subject I love while having a host of new, scary, brilliant experiences. The OCR bursary is a fantastic scheme and a real testament to OCR’s ethos.”
Up to ten bursaries are available. The following link provides more information and an application form.