Skegness student wins University of Lincoln scholarship

Amber Harrison and Professor Mary Stuart.
Amber Harrison and Professor Mary Stuart.

A first year university student, from Skegness, has been awarded a £1,000 scholarship after achieving top marks at school to secure her place.

Amber Harrison, 19, who is studying BSc (Hons) health and social care, was chosen to receive the University of Lincoln Excellence Scholarship after achieving one of the highest total entry qualifications of all new undergraduates within the university’s College of Social Science.

Her volunteer work in the care sector, coupled with her work as a student mentor while at school, also contributed to her success, judges said.

Amber was presented with the award by University of Lincoln vice chancellor Professor Mary Stuart at a ceremony attended by teaching staff and family members last week.

The award will help support Amber’s academic aspirations through university, and is intended to help cover living costs, including accommodation, food, and books.

Amber, who attended Skegness Academy before university, said: “I feel really honoured to be chosen from among my peers as there are so many people who deserve it.

“I was shocked but extremely happy and grateful to have received the scholarship. I would like to thank the university for choosing me.”

Mum Angie Harrison said: “Amber has always been hardworking and dedicated to her studies, and I am really proud that hard work is being recognised.”