A few years ago, we set up a scholarship programme with Sainsbury’s who kindly agreed to fund £3,000 a year for three years towards two university places for students from Luton Sixth Form College in Bedfordshire.
Our first Sainsbury’s scholarship recently graduated from Warwick University with a Law degree. Our second, Mahesh Godhania is now in his second year at Aston University and has agreed to become an Ambassador for Working Options.
You’ll hear more from Mahesh over the coming months as he’ll be blogging here on life at uni, his experience of finding and doing his industrial work placement (he’s just started at Vauxhall) and more.
We’ve been running a scholarship programme with Sacla Foods for the last two years. This is available to female students graduating from Henley College in Oxfordshire to study a degree in food science or nutrition. There are currently two scholarship recipients studying at University of Reading and both have the opportunity to do summer work experience at Sacla as part of the award.
Scholarships are no longer a core element of our programme, but we continue to offer a scholarship with Sacla Foods. We’re delighted that four young people have so far been supported to follow their dream of going to university.