2019 Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship Winner: Vyzenia Crasto

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Congratulations to Vyzenia Crasto, who was awarded the Graham Taylor HE Scholarship for 2019.

Launched in 2018, The Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship is open to students who are starting the first year of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) at New College, Swindon. There is one scholarship awarded per academic year and the scholarship covers the full tuition fees for either an HNC/HND programme. 

Vyzenia began her studies with New College in 2015 and did Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC Business Studies. She said: "My cousins recommended New College to me. I’ve really learned a lot since I started studying here, it's helped me learn so many new things which I’m really grateful for."

Vyzenia was encouraged to further her studies and apply for the HNC/HND Business course by her lecturer, Gillian Keir. Vyzenia said: "Gillian has been amazing, as a teacher and a mentor, I’ve learnt a lot and she’s been very supportive. I was very indecisive about what I wanted to do, but Gillian gave me guidance and motivation."

The new HE Centre at New College launched in 2018, Vyzenia explained that she is excited to take advantage of the exclusive study areas and get started on her course.

She said: "I am the first child in my family to go into Higher Education. I’m really grateful and appreciative of the Scholarship. I’m currently working part-time and would have had to work full-time to pay fees for the course. Being chosen for the scholarship means that I don’t have to worry about that and can just focus on my studies. Gill was the first person to tell me that I’d won, it feels amazing! She’s also going to be teaching me on the HE Business course, which I'm really looking forward to."

Find out more about the Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship and apply for 2020: http://he.newcollege.ac.uk/stu...