income families over the next five years. Scholarships and bursaries at LeedsMetropolitan support students in a wide range of academic areas and some of them are specifically targeted at students from the Leeds area or at athleteswho have the potential to represent Great Britain.Earlier this year, the Shamirah Grant Memorial Bursary was launched at theUniversity in memory of the nine-year-old Yorkshire schoolgirl. The Bursarywill award at least £2000 a year to nominated first year arts students fromdisadvantaged backgrounds and who attended secondary school within the
region‟s LS7 and LS8 postcode districts.
The Wilf Paish Scholarship Fund was established to support talented athletesfrom disadvantaged backgrounds and help them realise their full potential.The first recipients of the scheme were announced as Stephen Potter andRobbie Hill, who are both studying for a Masters degree in Sport Coaching.
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the Communicationsteam at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email email@example.com
Notes for editors:
Leeds Metropolitan University has over 27,000 students and around3,000 staff.
The Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University is Professor Susan Price and the Chair of the Board is Lord Woolmer of Leeds.
Leeds Metropolitan‟s four faculties are: Arts, Environment and
Technology, Business & Law, Health and Social Sciences, andCarnegie.
Leeds Metropolitan‟s heritage can be traced back to the founding of the
Mechanics Institute in Leeds in 1824.