Midland Expressway Limited continue to assist local students on the road to success

Five Staffordshire students were awarded with £2,000 scholarships at an awards ceremony hosted by Midland Expressway on Wednesday 11th September at MEL's Operation Centre, Weeford. 

The M6toll student scholarship is open to all students who reside within Staffordshire and Stoke and who are expecting to progress to University to read a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).  The award is judged not only on academic ability, but also places a high emphasis on the student demonstrating that they have contributed to their local community.  Now in its 3rd year, the scholarship has awarded a total of £44,000 to 22 students.

The scholarships were awarded by Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of Midland Expressway Ltd to:-

Grace Cunningham
of Erasmus Darwin Academy, studying Chemical Engineering at Aston University.

Sarah Asplin of Erasmus Darwin Academy, studying Chemical Engineering at Aston University.

Alex Hunter of Chase Terrace Technology College, studying Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial  College London.

Liam Evans-Nelmes of Moorlands IV Form College, studying Mathematics at Warwick University.

Kamran Zahid of St Joseph's College, studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of Midland Expressway said: "Our business is located within the County and we wish to play our part in creating opportunity for our young people to develop their talents. Going on to university or college is a huge investment especially in these difficult times and we feel that this scholarship will make a real difference to local students and I call upon other local businesses in the region to follow our lead".  

All of the student's families and a representative from their school/college were invited to the awards ceremony to see them accept their awards. Mrs Davies the Assistant Principal of Erasmus Darwin Academy attended the ceremony and said: "Our students are delighted to receive these prestigious awards. It is incredibly generous of Midland Expressway to commit time and money to recognising and rewarding high performing students in this way. I particularly appreciate the recognition of the contributions that these young people are making in their local community. The awards will have a really positive impact on the opportunities accessible to these students at university". 

Full details regarding the qualifying criteria and application process are available on the M6toll website www.m6toll.co.uk/community

Scholarship 2013
IMAGE:(right to left) Grace Cunningham, Kamran Zahid, Tom Fanning; Chief Executive of MEL, Alex Hunter, Liam Evans-Nelmes