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Newman Student offered Scholarship to Study in the USA


Phoebe Cribb, (St Michael’s, Chorley) completed her A levels at Cardinal Newman College this summe. Whilst she eagerly awaits her results she can , has won a place and funding to study at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania after participating in the Sutton Trust US Programme, run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Cribb is a participant on the most successful cohort of the programme since its creation. The students’ success was announced and celebrated as they met US Ambassador Matthew Barzun at a reception at Winfield House on Wednesday, 15 June.

Last summer, Phoebe was one of 150 students selected for a summer school in the US at Yale University, visiting several other US universities. She benefited from an intensive programme of support administered through the US-UK Fulbright Commission. This included help with applications, college choices and admissions tests.

Competing with over 1,600 applicants to win one of 150 places on the programme, Phoebe said, ”This programme has given me opportunities which have changed my life. I have made lifelong friends and have even been able to give back to the programme and help the next cohort of Sutton Trust Students as a Team Leader. The Sutton Trust has given me a chance to live my dream of studying at Bryn Mawr whilst also opening up my future to endless possibilities

Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said today:

 “Over the next four years, these talented students will benefit from the broad and flexible curriculum that US universities offer, as well as full financial aid packages so that they will graduate with little or no debt. I hope that more bright young people from low and middle income homes will see the successes of this group and the hundreds of Sutton Trust alumni currently studying in the States and realise that a university education in America is well within their grasp.”

 J Jeffry Louis, Chairman of the US-UK Fulbright Commission, said:

“This remarkable achievement demonstrates that American universities value the diverse talent, ambition and academic potential of the most deserving British state school students. Our special educational relationship crosses the Atlantic in both directions, as the United Kingdom remains the most popular study abroad destination for American students.”

The successful students have collectively been offered almost $17m of funding over the next four years through university financial support or competitive merit-based scholarships. Of the 66 accepted students, the majority are from households that earn less than £25,000 a year. The successful 2015-16 programme cohort comes from across the UK and 83% will be the first in their family to go to university.

In its fifth year, the Sutton Trust US Programme is made possible through support from its founding corporate partner, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Their investment is matched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing who have generously supported the programme since its launch. The programme is also supported by Jerry del Missier, the London Stock Exchange Group Foundation, Big Change Charitable Trust and EducationUSA.


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