Law prize continues thanks to anonymous donation

Law prize continues thanks to anonymous donation

Law students given the opportunity to compete for prestigious prize

An anonymous donor has agreed to continue awarding a University of Aberdeen law graduate with a £200 prize in recognition of outstanding achievements at the University. 

The B S Rattan -  M G MacFarland scholarship is awarded to an LLB (Hons) student in their final year who has demonstrated excellent grades as well a commitment to Law through extra-curricular interests. 

The scholarship commemorates the outstanding achievements of Forces Officers and a Commercial Helicopter Pilot. A certificate of excellence for outstanding achievement given to the recipient is accompanied with a £200 cash stipend. The award was set up by an anonymous person who has strong affiliations with the University, both as an undergraduate, postgraduate and academic in the humanities (Law) and Molecular Sciences. 

The award commemorates Captain M G MacFarland who was a Veteran Helicopter Pilot with the commercial sector. He served with many international commercial helicopter companies holding senior positions worldwide. He worked in Scotland, North Sea Operations as North Sea Commander, before moving to Schreiner Airlines (Rotary wing) Holland Europe, with their major Oil Operations contracted to Multinationals in Africa. He held several senior posts, during his commercial career, and was Chief Flight Safety Officer in his last post (Africa). 

The recipient of the 2013 award was Campbell McGown Stuart, from Texas. Campbell, who is now continuing his studies at University College, London University, was selected for the award after gaining a First Class Honours LLB this year. 

Throughout his time at the University of Aberdeen, Campbell was an active member of the Mooting Society, serving as president of the society in 2012/2013.

Vicki Corbett, Fundraising Manager for the University of Aberdeen Development Trust said: “Prizes such as this allow us to recognise the achievements of the students which is fantastic and we are all extremely grateful to the donor for the support they have shown us.” 

Fundraising income for scholarships and prizes is channelled through the University of Aberdeen Development Trust which is an independent registered charity. The Trust raises essential funds to support much of the University’s activities such as vital medical research as well as supporting students through the provision of scholarships, bursaries and facilities. Funding from our world-wide family of supporters including alumni, individuals, companies, organisations and the community is essential to ensure that we provide an outstanding student experience.

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