Former Grammar student wins GSCCA scholarship

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THE Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants has announced the winner of its 2019 scholarship.

Student Samuel Hancock with Richard Searle of the GSCCA scholarship panel. (26023132)

Samuel Hancock, who was educated at the Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre, has been awarded the scholarship – and will be studying economics at the University of Manchester.

The scheme offers financial assistance of up to £15,000 over three years to help with funding a degree at a UK university, with applicants needing to demonstrate an intention of pursuing a career in accountancy.

The GSCCA’s aim is to make a real difference to the student in receipt of the scholarship. In addition, the society has received commitment from financial services firms to provide assistance with work experience and placements to the scholarship holder during their time at university of four weeks per annum.

‘I am so grateful to the GSCCA for awarding me the 2019 scholarship, this will enable me to undertake work experience within the accountancy profession and gain a wide breadth of knowledge in this area,’ said Mr Hancock.

‘The GSCCA scholarship will also allow me to focus on my studies by providing this financial support during my time at university. I am looking forward to all aspects of university life and I am extremely grateful to the GSCCA for the variety of opportunities their scholarship will provide for me.’

The society will be offering the scholarship again in 2020.

Will Green

By Will Green
Business Editor

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