CTK students awarded University Scholarships worth £15,000 each

22nd July 2021 Off By Claire Williams

Prestigious CTK scholarships were awarded by top Private Capital Fund Management Firm Metric Capital.

Three hard-working, talented Christ the King Sixth Form students, have this week each been awarded a University scholarship worth £15,000.

The students were selected due to their academic performance and after taking part in an interview process, which includes financial means testing.

Christ the King Sixth Forms are a group of Catholic Sixth Forms, with three centres in South East London and Kent. Many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are the first in the family to go to University.

Aisling O’Hara is studying at CTK Aquinas, a selective A Level centre for excellence in Brockley.  She is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Psychology and English Language & Literature and says of the scholarship “I’m hoping to study Human Physiology and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. I’m so excited to go to University and to be given a scholarship which will help me financially is going to be such a big help!”

Lorena Piedrahita-Lopez is a student at Professional Centre for Excellence CTK Emmanuel in Lewisham.  She is currently studying A Levels in English Literature, Law and Psychology and is hoping to read Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Lorena says “it’s great to be awarded a scholarship that will help me to focus more time on my studies!”

CTK St Mary’s student Jason Bassock Leugoue is currently studying A Levels in Biology, English Literature and Physical Education and is hoping to study Physiotherapy at the University of Essex. Jason says “I really appreciate that John and Metric Capital Partners have put their faith in me by awarding me this scholarship”.

The Metric Capital scholarship programme with Christ the King Sixth Forms is in its tenth year and to date has awarded almost £500,000 in scholarships to hardworking, ambitious, Christ the King students.  Metric Capital, works in conjunction with Our Turn Global, a charitable organisation that uses social media to raise awareness about initiatives that have a positive impact on society, to award the scholarship.

The scheme is led by Metric Capital’s Managing Partner, John Sinik. John was inspired to create the Metric Scholarship Programme ten years ago, after meeting high performing, aspirational students at Christ the King, who dreamt of going on to University, but faced financial challenges in doing so. Three Metric scholarships are awarded every year – one to a student attending each of the three sixth forms that make up the Christ the King Sixth group.

Metric Capital Managing Partner John Sinik says: “Tuition fees are only a part of the expense of going to University. There are living expenses that can be overwhelming for people and ultimately drive their decision not to go.  The scholarship plays a key role in allowing the students to pursue their dream of obtaining a University degree”.

Christ the King Sixth Forms Executive Principal Shireen Razey says; “We are delighted that our relationship with John and Metric Capital goes from strength to strength. Our students work incredibly hard, particularly during these challenging times of Covid19, and we are so lucky to be able to reward our students with this unique scholarship opportunity”.