Two students from Aylesbury have been awarded £1,000 scholarships by their university for ‘outstanding academic achievement’.
Michaela Pink and Kelsey Grant, both aged 20, were awarded the scholarships by University of Worcester Vice Chancellor Professor David Green.
Michaela is currently on a year-long placement as part of her business management degree and said the scholarship came as a complete surprise.
The former Stone Primary School pupil said: “When I got the letter I thought it was a reminder to pay my fees.
“Being recognised in this way is very motivating and makes all the hours in the library worth it.
“University is a lot of your own time so if you’re willing to put the work in you will get the rewards.
“It feels great to be recognised by the University of Worcester for my academic achievements, and that I was able to share the award with my family and peers at the ceremony.”
Kelsey went to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and has been studying media and cultural studies.
She said: “I was completely overwhelmed to receive the award.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone who donated money to the scholarship fund and to those involved in the organisation of the event.”
The students can choose what they want the £1,000 to go towards.
In total, 98 of them were awarded scholarships for their work in the 2012/13 academic year. Professor Green said: “We were delighted to be able to award academic scholarships to Kelsey, Michaela and so many other students.
“The scholarships recognise terrific, high quality and extensive achievement, and it is only right that students who excel here at the University of Worcester are rewarded.”