Future Finance Loan Corporation has awarded a scholarship to University of Brighton nursing student Caroline Spence as part of a campaign to help fund students in higher education.
Future Finance, the UK’s first specialist student lender, held a competition last October at the Higher and Further Education Show where attendees entered a draw to win £500 scholarships for a student of their choice.
One winner was Dr Nina Dunne, a senior lecturer in the University of Brighton’s School of Health Sciences. She nominated Caroline, who is studying for a Professional Doctorate in Nursing.
Dr Dunne said: “I am extremely excited about the Future Finance scholarship. It will be amazing to be able to support a student financially. The student I have chosen has not been given funding for her Professional Doctorate course and therefore is self-funding.
In today’s climate there is a financial strain on everyone. Future Finance has enabled me to invest in Caroline as she will undoubtedly be a committed researcher, developing not only her own practice but also ensuring the best care is given to the children that she nurses.“
Brain Norton, Chief Executive of Future Finance, commented: “We were delighted to have such a strong response to the competition and are proud to support hard working UK students like Caroline, who are undertaking socially-important degrees like child health care. We believe that no student with the desire and ability to pursue a university education should be denied the opportunity to do so because they lack the financial resources.”