Student earns top scholarship

Tom Snowling, of Homersfield near Harleston, receiving his �1,000 Excellence Scholarship from University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart and University Registrar Chris Spendlove.
Tom Snowling, of Homersfield near Harleston, receiving his �1,000 Excellence Scholarship from University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart and University Registrar Chris Spendlove.
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A teenage student from Homersfield near Harleston has been awarded a prestigious bursary for his achievements during his first year of university study.

Tom Snowling, 19, was named as a recipient of a £1,000 Excellence Scholarship from the University of Lincoln, where he is currently studying for a degree in Computer Information Science.

Tom, who is also currently completing a Level 3 Junior Web Developer Apprenticeship at Bungay-based web design firm Red Dune, said: “It was a great honour to be selected for the scholarship.

“The award gives me the confidence that I have performed well in the past, and have the ability to succeed in the future.”

The scholarships were presented to nine students in total from across the UK, in recognition of the academic successes that helped them earn a place at the university.

Professor Mary Stuart, the University of Lincoln’s vice chancellor, said: “The experience of higher education is one to be celebrated, and these scholarships support commendable recipients so that they can continue to progress and reach their full potential.”