TWO promising students headed off to university after pocketing a windfall from Rotherham’s oldest charity.
The Feoffees of the Common Lands of Rotherham presented £1,000 bursaries to former Wath Academy students Katie Booth and Elli-Jane Little.
The group’s Greave, Tony Grice, handed the Bridges Scholarship to Mr Booth, who will be reading for a degree in biomedical science at Oxford University, while the Feoffees Scholarship was awarded to Elli-Jane Little, who will be studying history at the University of Sheffield.
Both students were rewarded for their outstanding A Level grades, backed up by supporting statements from their tutors at Wath Academy.
The Feoffees said they were keen to raise awareness of the grants among schools.
A spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, not all of the schools make their pupils aware of these annual awards and thereby disadvantage many potential recipients of winning one of the scholarships, which is a great pity.
“It would be excellent if applications could be received from every sixth form within the borough.”
The Common Lands of Rotherham is Rotherham’s oldest charity, having been established in the 1320s, and its purpose is to support Rotherham people.
The group also makes annual bursary awards to teachers and apprentices.
Visit rotherhamfeoffees.org.uk for details on how to apply.