We've given bursaries to thirteen of the West Midlands' most talented A Level students to support them with their studies at Cambridge University. The students will receive £3,000 p.a. to help them make the most of their time at the university. Described by their teachers as 'remarkable', 'outstanding', 'extremely gifted' and 'exceptional', the students took their A Levels at schools and colleges across the West Midlands.
We celebrated the students' achievements at an event at our Coventry offices, attended by families and teachers, on 19 September.
Congratulating the students, Saul Nassé, chief executive of OCR's parent organisation, Cambridge Assessment, said: "We feel lucky to play our small part in helping these thirteen outstanding students with their studies at Cambridge University. They won places at Cambridge, so they are all academic high flyers but they have other talents too. Many have supported other students in their schools and carried out voluntary work in their local communities. There are also gifted musicians, performing artists, sportspeople, debaters and science and maths competition winners amongst them. It has been great to meet them today, along with their families and teachers who have inspired and supported them. I am sure they will all flourish at Cambridge University and I wish them all the best for the time in college and beyond."
Congratulations to our 2019 bursary award winners:
Anna Freeman from Stratford Girls' Grammar School
Ayesha Rasool from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
Becky Foster from Bromsgrove School
Brody Wooding from Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Cenk Balu from John Willmott School
Dominika Janke from St Augustine's Catholic High School
Fabianna Dennis from Caludon Castle School
Fred Thompson from Kings Norton Girls' School and Sixth Form
Heather Jones from Denstone College
Irram Gheer from Bordesley Green Girls' School
Nora Bennani-Kemmoun from Kings Norton Girls' School and Sixth Form
Sehrish Mahmood from Ormiston Forge Academy
Sunvir Sahota from King Edward VI Aston School
Now in its 16th year, the OCR bursary scheme supports students from the West Midlands at Cambridge University. It arises from our historical association with the West Midlands Examinations Board.
Application forms for our bursary next year will be published here on our website in Spring 2020.