Georgina, a 19-year-old student from Heywood, was given an award in 2017 and 2018 to help fund her degree.
Inspired to study law to help vulnerable people
In 2017, Georgina was a Year 1 student at Lancaster University (a top 10 law university), studying for LLB Law degree. She is the first member of her family to go to University and was inspired to study law to help people in vulnerable situations. After working throughout the summer, she found it hard to keep on top of her finances with the cost of living and tuition fees looming over her head. Fortunately, Georgina has been a part of a youth club for 9 years, where she was advised to apply for an Aspire Award.
Funding has come as a huge relief
Georgina was successful in her ‘Your Degree’ Aspire Award application, receiving over £9,000 for her tuition fees, for the second year of her course. University course fees have brought about a financial burden for many students across the UK, leaving them in a certain amount of debt after university. So it comes as no surprise that this Aspire Award funding has come as huge relief to Georgina, meaning she can solely focus on her studies, making the most out of her talent and opportunity.
I am going to university to study law to help vulnerable people so the money will help more people than me in the long term.
Georgina lives with her grandparents, Margaret and David, who encouraged her to apply for the award. They’ve been very supportive of her career ambitions, even taking her down to Minshull Crown Court to witness real cases.
“We’re so proud of her. She works really hard and she really deserves it!” – Margaret
How to apply for an Aspire Award
You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.