Following the successful re-introduction of its Undergraduate Bursary, the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has expanded the bursary to three lucky winners in 2017.
Applicants are assessed according to need, worthiness, endeavour, and overall performance. Each candidate brings something unique so the field of applicants is incredibly competitive. With a passion for his subject - chemical engineering - and an intent to also study languages at university, Adam Jackson, the son of Helen Jackson who works for Deb Ltd, won the inaugural bursary. He used the bursary to buy textbooks and support his studies and is now averaging over 80% in his assignments.
The bursary is open to the sons and daughters of CHSA members who, on 1 September 2017, will be 18 years or over and commencing their higher education studies this year. The successful applicants will be awarded a maximum of £4500, receiving the bursary in three installments - £1500 at the start of each academic year or for the first three academic years if the degree is four years or longer.
David Garcia, treasurer of the CHSA and chairman of Polaris Plastics, said: “Our employees’ members work hard and this bursary, by giving something directly to their children, is a perfect way for us to say thank you for their contribution and ongoing commitment. Higher education is incredibly expensive. For many the cost is off-putting. Our bursaries lift the pressure a little, giving the lucky winners the resources they need to, for example, buy their books.”
Applicants need to submit their completed form, which can be obtained from Linda Belcher (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 30 June 2017. Those shortlisted will be interviewed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia.