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Durham University student wins inaugural Book Scholarship

A first year student from Durham University has been awarded the inaugural “Money for Books Scholarship” in the form of a £250 book token.

A first year student from Durham University has been awarded the inaugural “Money for Books Scholarship” in the form of a £250 book token. 

Alexandra Warren, a first year student studying Earth Sciences, impressed the judging panel with her obvious passion for her subject and her desire to learn more through the medium of books.

The Money for Books Scholarship was established by social enterprise The Scholarship Hub (www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk), with the aim of helping a student with the high costs of essential textbooks. 

“Whilst the student loans cover the costs of tuition fees and accommodation, the textbooks required to support your studies are often prohibitively expensive and students struggle to afford them. We wanted to support a student who demonstrated a real passion, not only for their subject but also for the joy of learning from books.” commented Karen Kennard, Director of The Scholarship Hub.

 

On being awarded the scholarship, Alexandra Warren said “I am excited to win this scholarship as it will really aid me in my studies, which are of enormous importance to me. The books I require are highly specialised publications that are fundamental for my understanding of basic geological skills such as identifying minerals. As Earth Sciences is a very visual and practical subject, having access to these materials is essential for progressing in my learning.”

 

The Money for Books Scholarship will open again for applications in September, at the start of the 2016 academic year.

 

  • Date published: 25th February 2016

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