Sheffield students invited to apply for scholarship

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Students from low income households who are hoping to study at the University of Sheffield can apply for a place on an award-winning programme.

Applications are now open for the Lloyds Scholars programme which financial help as well as professional and vocational experience while at university.

Aside from financial assistance, the programme also offers paid internships and a business mentor.

In return students volunteer a minimum of 100 hours a year towards a charity of their choice.

To be eligible students must comes from homes where household income is under £25,000 and have accepted a place at the University of Sheffield.

Daniel Redhead, a current Lloyds Scholar studying Business and Management at the University of Sheffield, said: “I have had some fantastic opportunities through the Lloyds Scholars programme.

“I’ve been to Westminster, met the group chief executive, António Horta-Osório and learnt and developed skills that I will carry though life with me.”

Daniel added: “I feel honoured to be on the programme – and I couldn’t imagine being at university without the support of Lloyds.”

Since the programme launched in 2011, 360 students have taken part and have already completed more than 43,000 hours of voluntary service.

Richard Cooper, head of education and employability at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “The Lloyds Scholars programme continues to support students throughout the country, and makes a valuable difference to Scholars across our eight partner universities.”

n To apply visit www.lloyds-scholars.com