A group of Cardiff Met students who secured scholarships from the independent grant making charity Fairwood Trust, to support them through their university studies, recently met with representatives of the charity to express their gratitude.
Second year students Sharzana Begum, Hamida Rahman, Danielle Pedersen, Brandon Pyart and Samantha Proffitt were successful in securing three-year scholarships from the Fairwood Trust, amounting to a £2,000 contribution to each year of study. Final year scholarship recipients Artur Zaczkowski and Sumia Ayed joined the group at a lunch with some of the charity’s trustees on Cardiff Met’s Llandaff Campus this week to celebrate the successful partnership.
Fairwood Trust has long been a supporter of Cardiff Metropolitan University, and has pledged more than £100,000 since the partnership was established back in 2010. The grants they have offered have enabled the university to provide more than 30 three-year scholarships over the past six years to support selected students throughout their undergraduate studies, mainly in the Cardiff School of Management.
Final year student Sumia said: “Receiving this money has improved my confidence. Before, I thought my academic work would be affected by my levels of stress over student debt. Now I do not have to worry so much about financial concerns. The scholarship has made an unforgettable impact on my life and my future.”
All scholarships are aimed at local students from Communities First areas.
Charles Middleton, Director and Trustee at Fairwood Trust said: “Our prime purpose is to support individuals in South Wales with the talent and ambition to develop and grow, who then go on to provide wider benefits to their communities. We have been delighted to support so many Cardiff Met students to achieve their potential.”