Two talented and hard-working young people - Maisey Woodisse and Timothy Young - have been named as the recipients of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) 2019 undergraduate bursaries. Applicants were assessed by a judging panel, led by CHSA vice president and treasurer David Garcia, according to need, worthiness, endeavour, and overall performance.
Going to the University of Birmingham to study Criminology, Maisey Woodisse, whose mother works at Woodridge Cleaning Supplies, is fascinated by the punishment and rehabilitation process and the impact of crime on local communities. She intends to use the bursary for books and to help pay for accommodation and living expenses.
Tim Young, whose mother works at Greyland, is going to study chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He impressed the panel with his passion for the subject. He participated and succeeded at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry Olympiad and Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge. He also volunteers with a local rocket manufacturer, with which he visits local schools to inspire young people. With a timetable that makes getting a job challenging, Young will use the bursary to fund his living expenses.
“We are always astounded by the standard of applicants,” said David Garcia. “This year it was closer than ever. Each applicant impressed with their hard work, commitment and determination to succeed. With barely a point separating them, we debated longer than ever at the end of the day before confirming the successful applicants. Tim and Maisey are worthy recipients. I am confident they will make good use of their bursaries to capitalise on the opportunities ahead of them.”