Amelia Parrish from Haconby, near Bourne, has celebrated her graduation from the University of Sheffield as part of the Lloyds Scholars programme at a ceremony in Central London.
The Lloyds Scholars programme offers talented young people from lower income households the opportunity to gain employability skills and experience alongside their degrees, in partnership with eight leading UK universities.
The programme offers students a complete package of financial support, paid internships and a business mentor while, in return, students volunteer for at least 100 hours per year whilst participating on the programme.
Lloyds Scholars launched in June 2011 and, to date, 480 students have been supported and nearly 100 have graduated from the award-winning programme.
Paul O’Neill, Head of Lloyds Scholars, said: “I am very proud of the Lloyds Scholars programme. It continues to be a key part of our commitment to Help Britain Prosper, providing all-round professional and vocational experience and social mobility opportunities for talented undergraduates. This cohort of graduating Scholars, including Amelia, is our largest to date and we have taken great joy in watching them develop through mentorships, paid internships and the 100 hours of community volunteering they provide each year of the Scholarship. We wish them every success going forward.”
To find out more about Lloyds Scholars, visit www.lloyds-scholars.com