Three final year Sports Development students were recently awarded excellence scholarships after being selected from amongst nominated students from across the University. The students received their scholarships at an awards ceremony on 4th November.
Samantha Day was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship which is given to students who help raise the profile of Edge Hill in a positive way through their exceptional contribution to the University. Samantha has volunteered both for the University netball club and in a local School Sport Partnership. Samantha commented:
‘The awards ceremony was an amazing experience and it was great to be able to share the occasion with my family. The experience was the highlight so far in my degree programme and was my best achievement while at University.’
Adam Howard and Mike Hewson were jointly awarded the Jesse Jackson Scholarship which is given on account of students’ commitment and contribution to equality and voluntary work helping vulnerable members of the community. Adam and Mike were nominated for this award because of their commitment to disability sport and in particular their contribution to the Wheels for All programme at the University.
‘I thought the awards evening was excellent and it was a great opportunity to see the achievements of other students throughout the University. It was a privilege to achieve the scholarship award for my work with disabled participants in the community.’
‘The awards evening was a great insight to what brave, talented and unique people make up the university. I think it’s was a great evening which captured inspiring stories across the entire campus which I would imagine goes unnoticed by many students and staff. Having such an acknowledgement of achievements makes being the student who is willing to go the extra mile worth it.’
All three students are a credit to their course and the University. Hopefully, other students will recognise them as role models and make their own contributions that are recognised in future awards ceremonies.