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Hunt for CHSA's 2017 undergraduate scholars begins: up to three bursaries available
Following the successful reintroduction of its undergraduate bursary, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has expanded the bursary: there will be up 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, 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 1st 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 £4,500, receiving the bursary in three installments, £1,500 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 explains: "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."
All CHSA members are now being asked to promote the bursary within their organisations to encourage as many applications as possible.
Applicants need to submit their completed form, which can be obtained from Linda Belcher the Secretary of the CHSA, by 30th June 2017. Those shortlisted will be interviewed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia.
23rd February 2017