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Scholarship will help HSDC student follow his dreams

August 17, 2021

Student smiling in front of HSDC sign

A scholarship award is set to provide a wonderful opportunity for a HSDC Havant student to pursue a lifelong passion of studying law.

Huge congratulations go to A Level student George Shadbolt, who has been awarded our first ever Study for ALL scholarship in partnership with the University of Law.

We are fortunate to have been offered this opportunity from our new university partner, which allows one HSDC student per year to receive a £1,000 cash offering to support their study at the University of Law.

George has been an exemplary student while studying A Levels in Criminology, Politics and Law. He has always worked hard to meet his goals and studying law is his dream. 

His nomination was supported by his tutor, Nikki McCarthy, who said:

“George will be the first person in his family to attend university and they are all incredibly proud of him. He comes from a single family, working class background. 

“During non-pandemic times George would often take trips to parliament, sit in the local crown court and magistrates court and has taken part in a debate with The Supreme Court. 

“Law and politics is his life passion and I very strongly advocate for this delightful young man to be awarded this scholarship.” 

George was very pleased to receive this award, and he said:

“I am extremely thankful to the University of Law and to HSDC for this opportunity, and to my tutor and the careers team for supporting me throughout the application process.  

“My time at HSDC Havant has been amazing. I have felt continuously supported throughout my struggles and hardships by teachers, tutors, Health & Wellbeing and fellow students.

“The College has always been flexible to my specific needs and has offered a wide range of support throughout my time here. As excited as I am about moving on further within my life, I will always miss HSDC and everyone there.”

We look forward to hearing from George about his time at the University of Law and wish him every success in the future!

At HSDC, we feel strongly about enabling students from working class backgrounds to gain access to Higher Education. This scholarship is further supported by the work that we carry out with the Southern Universities Network to increase Higher Education participation for those who need it most.