A STUDENT from Bromsgrove School is heading to the University of Cambridge, thanks to her hard work and an OCR bursary.
Becky Foster, 18, will be studying Geography at Girton College.
She is one of 13 of the most talented A-level students in the West Midlands deemed extremely gifted to have won the funding to help support her studies.
She will receive £3,000 each year for the duration of her undergraduate course, enabling her to make the most of her university time, rather than worrying about her finances.
Becky said she was very grateful for the award.
“The relief of the bursary should enable me to make the most of my time at Cambridge so that I can focus my efforts on my studies and also hopefully continue volunteering.”
Elizabeth Hill, Bromsgrove School tutor, said Becky was tremendously dedicated to her studies and stopped at nothing to achieve what she set her sights on.
“With her aim to gain a place to study at Cambridge University, Becky set an example to her peers of the hard work and determination that she knew it would require.
“Her personal statement showed a genuine interest in geopolitical issues in the world around her and demonstrated that even at a modest age, Becky had grasped concepts far beyond the already rigorous standard of her A-level courses.
“I am excited to see Becky continue to strive towards meeting her full potential and wish her every success in the future.”
Saul Nassé, chief executive of OCR’s parent organisation Cambridge Assessment, congratulated Becky and said it was great to meet her and the other 12 students.
“We feel lucky to play our small part in helping these 13 outstanding students with their studies at Cambridge University.
“They won places at Cambridge, so they are all academic high flyers but they have other talents too.
“Many have supported other students in their schools and carried out voluntary work in their local communities.
“I am sure they will all flourish at Cambridge University and I wish them all the best for their time in college and beyond.”