Friday, August 27, 2010

News: Scholarship awarded to Rotherham student


Rebecca Middleton has been awarded with a scholarship established in memory of a former Rotherham student who went on to become the president of Shell.

Harold Bridges was one of the most distinguished old boys of Rotherham Grammar School, the predecessor of Thomas Rotherham College in the current college buildings and site on Moorgate.

In 1934 he won a scholarship to Armstrong College, which was at that time a constituent part of the University of Durham. He studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, winning the Stroud Laboratory Prize for Physics.

Harold then worked for Shell and rose to be president of that multi-national company. His widow, Mrs Shirley Bridges is a generous benefactor of the College, and this annual scholarship of £1000 is awarded to a former TRC student in the first year of his or her course at university in science or maths-based subjects.

This year's award has been presented to Rebecca Middleton by the college's chairman of governors John Bingham and college principal Dr Richard Williams.

Rebecca is going to study natural sciences at the University of Leeds after achieving five A grades in A-level biology, chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics and general studies.

Dr Williams said: "Rebecca combined her academic success at college with a full commitment to the wider life of TRC as an excellent hockey player and articulate ambassador for the college."

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