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Each year, OCR offers a limited number of bursaries, worth £3000 per year, to Cambridge University students from the West Midlands. If you are attending school or college in the West Midlands, and are now holding an offer of a place from Cambridge University, you can now apply for one of these awards.
2015 is the twelfth successive year of OCR’s West Midlands bursary scheme, which aims to help gifted students to make the most of their time studying at Cambridge and lessen any financial concerns they may have. Bursary funds are paid directly to the College, and students can choose whether they are used on living costs, tuition fees or a combination of both.
The award fund comes from OCR’s historical association with the West Midlands Exam board, and previous years have seen talented recipients studying a range of different subjects benefiting from this extra support.
One of the current recipients of an OCR Bursary is Darius Potten-Ravenshad, who went to King Edward VI School in Birmingham. Darius is now in his third year of a four year Engineering course at Jesus College. He told OCR: “I am really enjoying my course, especially the course structure: you study general engineering for two years, which gives you a great grounding of knowledge in all fields of engineering. It also allows you to make a better informed choice about your engineering discipline, as you will have studied it for two years before you have to choose.”
He continued: “While studying I have been able to be a part of the Formula Student Racing team, as well as representing the College in numerous sports. I was also until recently the Jesus College Engineering Society President. The Bursary has helped me not worry about finances, and has allowed me to concentrate fully on getting everything I can out of this wonderful university. I would definitely recommend applying for it!”
The closing date for applications is Friday 15 May 2015.
Further information and the application form can be accessed using the link below:
Application form and further information
OCR bursary winners from 2012 (Darius is pictured top right).