Burton Soroptimists are Educating, Empowering, Enabling through their Student Award Scheme which they have now run for 27 years!
The Burton S.I. Club was founded in 1941, and one of its founder members was Miss Gladys Rowland, a local primary Headteacher, who became President 1943-4. When she died, aged 91, she left a sum of money to the Club who decided to use the donation to support girls, from local schools, starting University to specialise in Mathematics, Scientific, Business and Engineering subjects. The first awards were made in 1989, and to date over 130 students have benefitted. Funding this project continues through donations and fund raising events.
Presentations to the 2016 Award Winners were made at the Burton Club meeting on 12th September. The cheques and certificates were presented by the Burton President, and the President of Midland Chase Region also attended.
Award Winners 2016:-
Lily Draper (Mathematics) Loughborough
Hannah Kinston (Veterinary Medicine) Nottingham
Lucy Boland (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Oxford
President Diane with the three winners and Margaret Heather, who organised the awards.