A Hartlepool Sixth Form Year 12 student has just gained a place on the Sutton Trust US Programme 2017 - US-UK Fulbright Commission. The programme is designed to encourage academically talented, low and middle income British students to consider studying in US Universities.
Lydia Hewitt, formerly from St Michael’s Catholic Academy in Billingham, was chosen from a competitive application pool of over 1,000 students for a place on the programme that will see her travel to the USA in June/July of this year. She successfully came through a rigorous testing and selection programme and passed with flying colours!
Lydia will accompany another 150 students from the UK and abroad and will spend time living on campus and visiting a number of US universities. She will get the opportunities of summer schools at either Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Yale, with a university fair hosted at Harvard.
Lydia, who currently studies Maths, Further Maths and Physics at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, is delighted at the opportunity and has been fully supported by the College’s bespoke Honours Programme for academically gifted students.
Ben Robinson, Director of Student Guidance and Support, said:
I am absolutely delighted for Lydia! One of our main focuses at the college is to encourage students set their aspirations high and support them in the fullest way possible to achieve their goals. Lydia is an exceptional young lady and I’ve no doubt this experience will be hugely influential in her future ambitions and success.
For more information about the Honours Programme and student experience at Hartlepool Sixth Form please contact the college on 01429 294444 or apply online to receive a bespoke consultation interview.