2 October 2023
KEHS is delighted that one of its Upper Sixth cohort from last year is among 13 West Midlands students going to the University of Cambridge who have been awarded prestigious OCR bursaries.
Lashmitha Baskaran, who is part of Archery GB and was a KEHS Sports Scholar, is reading Medicine.
This is the 20th anniversary of the bursary programme run by the exam board OCR. Each student will receive an annual bursary of £3,000 for every year of their undergraduate degree at Cambridge. The bursary can be spent on living costs or college fees.
Bursary recipients this year include talented musicians and sportspeople, like Lashmitha, as well as gifted linguists and community volunteers.
The OCR bursary programme has played a significant role in supporting the next generation of leaders and scholars from the West Midlands at Cambridge. OCR forms part of a non-teaching department of the university.
Jilly Duffy, OCR chief executive, said: “Everyone at OCR is thrilled to support yet another group of inspiring young people and to help them fulfil their dreams of studying at Cambridge University. We have selected 13 impressive students who we think will benefit most from this award, and I look forward to seeing them go on to thrive at university.
“The OCR bursary scheme now has two decades of proud history empowering talented local students to pursue higher education at one of the best universities in the world. We hope our bursaries will help provide that extra level of financial security and enable these students to fulfil their potential at university.”
To apply for the bursary, students need to have an offer from the University of Cambridge and be studying at a school or college in the West Midlands. Applications for next year’s OCR’s bursary scheme will open in Spring 2024. Find out more at www.ocr.org.uk/students/bursary-scheme/.