The generosity of scholarship and bursary donors to the University of Aberdeen was recognised at an event last night (Wednesday April 21).
Now in its eighth year, the annual Sixth Century Scholars’ Reception gives students who have benefited from a scholarship the opportunity to meet with their donors and fellow scholarship recipients.
The University currently administers 243 scholarships totalling £2.4 million – a figure which has increased by 23% over the last 2 years.
Scholarships recognise academic achievement, encourage potential and provide financial support for students.
Over 100 guests - including figures from the business world, individual donors, representatives of trusts and foundations, academic staff and scholars themselves - attended the evening reception which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of scholarships and how these change the lives of talented students.
Professor Stephen Logan, Senior Vice-Principal for the University of Aberdeen spoke alongside scholarship donors and recipients at the event which took place at the institution’s King’s College Conference Centre.
Professor Logan said: “The Sixth Century Scholars' Reception is an opportunity for the University of Aberdeen to celebrate the generosity of our donors and express our pride in our scholars.
“Scholarships help someone to benefit from a university education who might otherwise not be able to. Universities contribute to the good of society in many ways - but helping people to fulfil their potential is the most important contribution that we can make.
“The investment made by our donors in these scholarships is, therefore, not just one in these scholars as individuals, but in this University and the society it serves.”
For organisations or individuals wishing to discuss the benefits of establishing a scholarship with the University of Aberdeen please contact Ali MacLeod at the University of Aberdeen Development Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .