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Queen Margaret University students celebrate 2014 Scholarship & Awards

Posted: 2nd October 2014

QMU Scholarship & Awards reception, Dovecot Studios, 25 September 2014

Over 20 students from Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, are celebrating this week after showcasing their 2014 scholarship and awards success at a special event in the Capital.

Hosted by Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios, the celebratory occasion showcased the QMU scholars and award winners of 2014, including students who were supported by Santander Universities, the Ryder Cup bursary scheme, the Princess Alice Award and the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Fund and Student Development Fund.

The award-winning students were joined by the companies and individuals whose generous support has helped boost their academic experience, personal development and made special student projects possible.

Professor Petra Wend, Principal & Vice Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, said: “The University is grateful for the continued support of organisations, individuals and QMU graduates, which greatly enhances the experience of those students who receive scholarships and awards.

“Awards and scholarships like this enrich students’ academic experience, broaden their horizons and allow them make a real contribution to their field or to serving society’s needs.”

Santander Universities

Santander Universities supports QMU through a variety of scholarships and awards.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award

Professor Petra Wend, QMU Principal, created the Vice Chancellor’s Award for the specific purpose of broadening students’ horizons, providing the means for students to travel abroad to study or take part in exchanges.

The Princess Alice Award

The Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Scholarship, is an annual award which aims to fund, either wholly or in part (to a maximum of £1000), overseas research-related initiatives which are likely to advance knowledge and/or have a positive impact on people’s lives.

The Student Development Fund

The Student Development Fund is an opportunities fund supported by donations from QMU graduates, friends and supporters. It is designed to help students fund worthwhile projects that couldn’t happen otherwise. The Student Development Fund can also help students make the most of their time at QMU and all students are eligible to apply.  The awards are open to individuals, clubs and societies or other groups made up of QMU students.

Ryder Cup bursary scheme

Ryder Cup Europe has made a commitment to QMU to fund five tourism, hospitality and event student bursaries per year for a total of four years. The bursary scheme means that a total of twenty QMU students will benefit by receiving £1000 each .  The bursaries will help the students pay for their travel and accommodation costs and ensure they can access courses relevant to The 2014 Ryder Cup.

More information is availble here: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/marketing/press_releases/QMU-students-celebrate-2014-Scholarship-&-Awards.htm

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