Pendleton student to experience life at Harvard university after securing scholarship with The Sutton Trust
9 July 2019
Pendleton Sixth Form College student, Hannah Thurston, has successfully secured a place on the prestigious Sutton Trust US Programme and will be heading ‘across the pond’ this summer for her taste of university life at the Ivy League, Harvard University.
The Sutton Trust helps young people from within the UK who aspire to apply to and go on and study at university in the United States, achieve their goals.
They provide support throughout the university application process and for those lucky enough to be accepted onto the competitive programme, offer one-week residentials to an American university of their choice.
Hannah, who has just completed her first year at Pendleton studying A-levels in law, geography, sociology and Vocational criminology, one day hopes to study law at either Harvard or Yale University. Thanks to the programme, she will be flying out to Boston, USA, at the end of July, to stay on the Harvard University Campus, where she will be given a week-long taster of American university life. Whilst there, she will be invited to residential events, career and university fairs and be able to talk to professors at the respected establishment, which is one of the most elite Higher Education institutions on the world.
Hannah said: “The programme is an amazing opportunity and being selected was extremely overwhelming considering the large number of applications they receive.
“The support provided by this programme is support which you just cannot get anywhere else. It is free of charge to apply, making is accessible to all students regardless of their financial situation. It also provides young people, like myself, access to a friendly community of people to help you find the best university options for your future career. I couldn’t recommend it more.”
The programme, delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, have funded Hannah’s one-week trip, covering costs including all events, accommodation and travel.
If you would like to study at a college which provides access to a range of unique opportunities like this one, please contact the Pendleton Sixth Form College Admissions Team on 0161 631 5000.