2021 Mewhort Scholarships announced

Date Published:
Thursday 09 September 2021
Oliver Welsby
Oliver Welsby

Teesdale Sixth Form is once again proud to release details of the winners of the Mewhort Scholarship. 

This fantastic scheme is open to our Year 13 students each year and offers a top award of £1,500 for each year of study at university as well as six other awards of £1,000 for each year of study.

The trustees had a really difficult task this year because of the outstanding achievements of all the applicants. However, there had to be a winner and this year's top scholarship was awarded to Oliver Welsby who will soon be taking up his place studying medicine and surgery at Newcastle University. 

Oliver’s superb academic performance (two A*s and an A at A level) are matched by his commitment to a career as a doctor and his community engagement. During his interview, he impressed the trustees with his knowledge of the course he is going to study and his ambitions to specialise in neurosurgery.

Oliver’s volunteering as a cricket coach and his community work as part of his gold Duke of Edinburgh award show what a well-rounded, talented and engaging young man he is.

Our Head of Sixth Form, Dr Simon Henderson, said:

“The Mewhort Scholarship continues to be an amazing scheme for our students and is just one of the many opportunities that we are able to offer. It is always a pleasure to sit in on the Mewhort interviews and hear students speak with such maturity and passion about their plans for the future. All of the candidates are such talented individuals and the trustees had a difficult job deciding who should be awarded the top scholarship.”

The other winners this year were: Eve Buxton, Jonathan Proud, Evie Scott, Katleho Semuli, Grace Tarpey and Libby Wheeler who each receive £1000 for each of their years at university. 

A huge thanks to the Mewhort Trust and the trustees who attended the interview day. They, and we, look forward to hearing more about the achievements of this year’s scholarship recipients in the future...