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Louisa's scholarship delight

PUBLISHED: 18:40 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:24 14 July 2010

A former Wymondham College pupil is celebrating receiving a prestigious Vice Chancellor's scholarship from the University of East Anglia.

Louisa Butcher who is studying law with American law will receive £3,500 to help her with her studies.

A former Wymondham College pupil is celebrating receiving a prestigious Vice Chancellor's scholarship from the University of East Anglia.

Louisa Butcher who is studying law with American law will receive £3,500 to help her with her studies.

Louisa, who lives in Tacolneston, was delighted to receive the award, adding: “I got the news by e-mail and didn't really believe it at first - I almost deleted the e-mail!”

The scholarship is awarded based on a number of different criteria including A-Level results, the quality of their UCAS application, their personal statement and their academic potential.

Louisa said “I don't really know what made me stand out from the others but it may have been the experience I got when I worked in a magistrates court, I also mentioned the awards that I got from school. I am also quite a competitive person and I put a lot of work into my application.”

Louisa, who gained A Levels in law, psychology, English literature and bBiology and A/S Level Politics at Wymondham College, says that school definitely helped her to fit into university life.

Louisa says that the main thing that has helped her to success has been the teachers at her old school. “Mr Smith, my law teacher was great.”

“I feel that I have got a head start in my course because I learnt so much in my A Levels. We were always rewarded for doing well at school and knew that we had to take responsibility for our own studies, just like at University,” she added.

David Smith, head of law and sociology at Wymondham College said: “I am delighted that Louisa has been awarded this scholarship. It is thoroughly deserved.”

Louisa's course will take her overseas in her third year when she will spend one year studying in an American University.

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