Andrew Gwynne MP, joined the Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Brenda Warrington, and Stalybridge and Hyde MP, Jonathan Reynolds, for the awarding of the John Nugent University Scholarships at a prestigious  ceremony in Dukinfield Town Hall.

Pictured above, (left to right) The 2012 Winners: Kirsten Cooper, Natalie Wood, 
Mohammed Faisal Ali and Laura Hill.

This year’s participating colleges included Tameside College, Ashton Sixth Form College and All Saints Catholic College in Dukinfield.

The Scholarships are organised and funded by the Tameside-based Stamford Group as a memorial to John Nugent, MBE, who was Chairman and Chief Executive of The Stamford Group Limited until his death in 2010. He was passionate about education and believed fervently in the need for young people to obtain the best possible education.

He established this scholarship scheme 15 years ago, and they help to provide financial assistance to encourage students to fulfil their potential through a University course.  In honour of his contributions, these Scholarships were fittingly renamed after him in 2011.

The Scholarships can each be worth up to £12,000.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be resident in the Tameside area
  • be currently receiving a full-time education in a Tameside school or college
  • be confirmed as a suitable candidate for university entrance by your school/college principal.
  • intend to apply to a recognised university for a degree-standard course with the aim of pursuing a career in industry

For more information about the John Nugent Scholarships, including an application form, click this link

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