New Common Good widening-access scholarships for GCU students

30 November 2016

New Common Good widening-access scholarships for GCU students

Common Good Scholarships play an important role in ensuring finance is not a barrier to education.

Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation is delighted to announce support from two local charities for life-enhancing widening access scholarships.

The Hugh Fraser Foundation and another charity have awarded a collective £35,000 to establish a total of seven new GCU Common Good Scholarships.

These awards will support students coming to GCU in 2017 and 2018 via the University’s award-winning outreach initiatives, which include the Caledonian Club and the Advanced Higher Hub.

Donor-supported awards such as the Common Good Scholarships play an important role in ensuring finance is not a barrier to education, supporting talented students who could otherwise face financial difficulties studying at University.

As the University for the Common Good, GCU secures funding is to support students undertaking activities that fit with our mission to support our communities locally and further afield.

Dr Kenneth Chrystie, Chairman of the Hugh Fraser Foundation said: “We are delighted to renew our support of scholarships at GCU, which shares our vision in providing educational opportunities for all.  I look forward to meeting the new beneficiaries and wish them well with their studies.”

Jillian Watt, Director of Glasgow Caledonian University Foundation, said: “We are extremely grateful to both charities for renewing their support. Scholarships are very special gifts. They support students in need by alleviating some of the financial burden, allowing the recipients to turn their focus on reaching their full potential.” 

Find out more about the Foundation at www.gcu.ac.uk/foundation

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