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Rushbond invest in artists

Rushbond invest in artists

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Leeds-based Property Investors, Rushbond Plc, have established a scholarship to support students studying arts courses at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Leeds-based Property Investors, Rushbond Plc, have established a scholarship to support students studying arts courses at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Published by: Leeds Metropolitan University on Sep 24, 2012
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 September 2012Rushbond invest in artists
Leeds-based Property Investors, Rushbond Plc, have established ascholarship to support students studying arts courses at Leeds MetropolitanUniversity.Rushbond will award five scholarships a year to first year undergraduatestudents and five scholarships to those in their final year. The scholarshipswill be available to qualifying students studying courses within the School of  Art, Architecture and Design and who live in a Leeds postcode.Jonathan Maud, Managing Director  
of Rushbond, commented: “
We continueto support the Arts and Educational sector here in Leeds
a hot bed of realtalent and opportunity. We are delighted to be working with the University tofurther this commitment with Leeds students.
 Vicky Hayhurst, Associate Director of Commercial Marketing & Engagement
at Leeds Met, added: “
We are delighted and very grateful that we could workwith Rushbond to create scholarships which matched the vision of thecompany and that it is able to make such a significant contribution to students.These scholarships will make a huge difference to hard working and talentedstudents by helping them cover the costs of living and studying at university.
 The generosity of over 900 alumni and friends of the University means thatLeeds Met can provide £180,000 worth of bursaries for students from low-
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 c.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk
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.

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