Three outstanding A-level students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor have each been offered a £2000 scholarship by Aberystwyth University for their first year of studies. The university hopes this scholarship will ease the students' transition from college to higher education by covering some of the costs associated with going to university.

Large numbers of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor students' progress to Aberystwyth University every year and the bespoke scholarship that these students have been offered represents the good relationship between the two education bodies and the strong commitment to develop this further in the future.

According to the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elizabeth Treasure:

Our awarding panel was very impressed with the standard of candidates applying to study with us and were unable to select just one recipient.

Llio Davies, Megan Griffiths and Ifan Price, A-level students are from both Dolgellau and Pwllheli sites, are all extremely excited and grateful for the offer of a scholarship. Llio said:

I am very grateful to the College for all the support that I have received during my time studying here and I am very pleased to receive this scholarship. I'm looking forward to the next step in my education.

Llio, Megan and Ifan hope to go on to study Maths, History and Politics and Physical Geography (respectively) at Aberystwyth University, which is much more achievable with this scholarship.

Gareth Lanagan, the A level Program Area Manager for Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor fully recognises the significance of this financial support from the University:

Working together with the Universities in Wales have enriched the opportunities of the A Level students across Dolgellau and Pwllheli. We were extremely grateful to Aberystwyth University that we were chosen for one of their bespoke grant. It is fantastic that Llio, Ifan and Megan have had their academic endeavours recognised. It should not be underestimated the impact this will have on the students at Aberystwyth.

Scholarships and bursaries make higher education accessible to more people whilst providing recognition to students who have put in the effort throughout their studies.

Aberystwyth University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to ease the associated costs of going to university. Full details can be found on their website: www.aber.ac.uk/scholarships

For more information on AS and A-level courses visit our website: www.gllm.ac.uk/lefel-a