PEMBROKESHIRE STUDENTS AWARDED PORT SCHOLARSHIPS
Four Pembrokeshire students have been awarded scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven. Rebecca Foster, Isabelle Hughes, Elizabeth Jenkins and Rhiannon Morgan will join the Port for a three week placement this summer, as well as each receiving a £1,500 award.
Rebecca from Clunderwen is studying History at Durham University; Isabelle is from Roch and is in the third year of a Molecular and Cellular Biology degree at Oxford University; Elizabeth is from Pembroke Dock and is studying Geology at Plymouth University and Rhiannon from Houghton is in the third year of a Law degree at Aberystwyth University.
The scholarship scheme opened for applications in September and the successful students were shortlisted and interviewed in December by a panel consisting of Chris Martin, Chairman at the Port of Milford Haven; Maxine Thomas, Head of Safeguarding and Learner Services at Pembrokeshire College and Yvonne Evans,Chair of Governors at Milford School.
To be eligible for the scholarship scheme, students had to be enrolled on an undergraduate course at a higher education establishment and completed the majority of their secondary education in Pembrokeshire.
Chris Martin said “We were thrilled with the quality of applicants again this year and the Port of Milford Haven is delighted to support these four successful students through part of their academic career. They are a credit to themselves, their families and Pembrokeshire.”
The students will begin their work placements in July when they will experience the diverse range of activities and operations that take place at Wales’ largest port.