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As thousands of first-year university students embark upon the next steps of their education journey, one student has paid tribute to Leicester’s The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for the support that has enabled him to do so.

Kush Parekh became the recipient of a two-year scholarship at Ratcliffe College, funded by The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, in 2021. The Charity delivers scholarships to high performing pupils in the county who could not otherwise afford to study at one of Leicestershire’s independent schools. The charity’s scholarship programme aims to support those pupils and enable them to maximise their full potential.

After achieving three ‘A’ grades in A-Level Economics, Mathematics and Physics, Kush commences his MSci in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Birmingham this month; a target he set when applying for his scholarship.

Kush said: “My scholarship from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been nothing short of transformative during my time at Ratcliffe College. It has allowed me to fully immerse myself in my studies. I was able to benefit from extra attention to my studies due to smaller class sizes, and I often found myself staying till past 6pm with my teachers going through difficult questions or topics I hadn’t understood fully. This support is one of the biggest factors behind the grades I was fortunate to achieve on results day. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for their invaluable support throughout my educational journey.”

Mr Jonathan Reddin, Headmaster at Ratcliffe College, added: “We are extremely proud of Kush’s A-Level results. He now moves on to his first-choice course and destination for university. Kush has been a wonderful ambassador for our Sixth Form, working hard to achieve his potential, whilst immersing himself fully in college life. We are grateful to The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity for their generosity. Without their support, Kush would not have been able to realise his ambition to study at Ratcliffe College and achieve this success.”

Lucy Womack, Chair of Trustees at The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, said: “Kush’s dedication and application to his studies have been inspiring, and we are proud to have been able to support the journey he continues to take in his education. A huge congratulations go to Kush for what he’s been able to achieve, and we wish him the best of luck at Birmingham University. Kush’s story provides another wonderful example as to why The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity delivers scholarships to incredible pupils across the county.”

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