John Moran Educational - Trust Making financial awards to support the entry into higher education
Student Profiles

The Trust has made awards to over forty two deserving students from the Merseyside region since it was set up in 2003. Here’s more about what these students did with their awards, and what it meant to them:

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Profile twenty one

I was born in 1990 and raised in Liverpool.  I have recently been accepted for a four years Honours Degree course at the University of Liverpool to study Biological Sciences with a foundation year at Carmel College, St Helens.  The grant I have been awarded will help me a great deal in relieving some of the financial pressure. I cannot express my gratitude enough towards the John Moran Educational Trust for awarding me this grant as it will give me a better chance of succeeding at University.

I studied for the last two years at Bellerive FCJ Sixth Form and studied Applied Science, Business Studies and History. I also studied at Childwall High School in the evenings to gain an extra qualification in Human Biology to help support my application into the Faculty of Science. I recently received my result and they were as follows: Applied Science – B, Human Biology – C, Business Studies – C and History – D.

In Bellerive FCJ Sixth Form I helped in various events such as a play and several open evenings showing other young students around the school and giving them information about the courses and more. Independently I have also done fundraising for various charities including Sahir House, Liverpool and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

I grew up in an underprivileged area of Liverpool where aspiring to succeed in education and go to university were not the norm. I have achieved my current position through hard work and self belief. I am the first person in my family to go to university and I am grateful to my family for their moral support and encouragement. They are very proud of my success.

The University of Liverpool has confirmed my place and I start my course at the end of September. My course involves a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics which all require specific equipment and stationery. I appreciate being awarded the grant as this will help towards the costs of the various text books and other equipment I will need for classes. This will increase my chances of succeeding.

Also, as I am to be living in student accommodation, the grant will allow me to fully immerse myself in the real experience of being an independent student. I am looking forward to being able to take part in the extra curricular activities offered by the university clubs and societies.  This would not be possible without having the extra support that I will get from the award.

I thank the John Moran Educational Trust sincerely for giving me this award and the chance to have the full experience of life at the University of Liverpool.