Goldsmiths launches £1.5m bursary scheme for south Londoners

Goldsmiths writes:

Students from south London are to benefit from over £1.5 million of bursaries and scholarships, thanks to Goldsmiths, University of London and their generous donors. In total, 200 students will receive help with tuition fees and living costs. Among the bursaries are full fee waivers for ten students living in Lewisham and The Mayor's Award, set up by Lewisham Council in memory of those who died in the New Cross Fire.

Speaking on Thursday evening at a ceremony to honour last year's recipients and thank donors, Warden of Goldsmiths Patrick Loughrey said: "Many students may not be able to come to university without the funding we are honouring this evening. These awards exist thanks to gifts from others made generously and repeatedly over the years."

Sandra Ruddock lost her husband Paul and sister in law Yvonne in the New Cross Fire in 1981. She attended the ceremony to meet the recipients of last year’s award. She said: "There were many children who died in the fire who never got the chance to go to university. It gives children from underprivileged backgrounds that wish."

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