Krupa Solanki and Ellie Walker have been named as the recipients of the CHSA’s 2018 undergraduate bursaries. These bursaries have been awarded following the CHSA council’s decision earlier in the year to award up to two bursaries every year for the next five years.
Applicants were assessed by a judging panel led by CHSA vice president and treasurer, David Garcia. They were assessed according to need, worthiness, endeavour, and overall performance.
Krupa Solanki and Ellie Walker will now receive a total of £4500 each in three installments, the first payment being made this month and the subsequent two payments being made at the start of the second and third years of their degrees.
Krupa Solanki, whose father works for CHSA member Gojo Industries Europe, is heading to the University of Northampton to take Early Childhood Studies. Ellie Walker’s mother works for CHSA member CPD Direct. The first in her family to go to university, she is going to study Biology at the University of Leeds.
David Garcia said: “All the applicants were impressive. They have all worked incredibly hard in their studies and contributions to the local community and each would have been an excellent recipient of the bursary - making the final decision was very difficult. Krupa and Ellie nudged ahead when we aggregated the final scores. I’m sure they will both thrive at university and with their future chosen career path. We also wish the very best to the other applicants. I’m sure they too will be successful.”