GURU NANAK SOCIAL MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Mukhtiar Singh and the Sikh Education Council were delighted to announce the results of the inaugural Guru Nanak Social Mobility Scholarship.
The winner was Harrison Burroughs, who is studying his final year of a law degree at the University of Bristol. Mr Burroughs grasped the objectives of the scheme and comfortably met the necessary criteria. He impressed particularly by presenting his personal opinion in a persuasive and engaging written style. His determination in the face of disadvantage, and achievements to date, demonstrate a strong desire and ability to be a successful barrister. Mukhtiar Singh will provide him with £4,000 to alleviate the financial burden of pursuing a career at the Bar and also mentoring for one year. His essay can be read here.
The first runner-up is BPTC student Rehab Jaffer. Her application and essay were so impressive that Mukhtiar Singh awarded her with £300 and a work placement. In addition to an excellent, well-researched essay, Ms Jaffer demonstrated outstanding academic achievements despite financial and social advantage. Her essay can be read here.
The second runner-up is Suffian Ali Hussain, who was awarded a work placement. His commitment to the Bar was, particularly of note. Mr Hussain commenced the BPTC in 2019. His essay can be read here.
The press release for the announcement can be found here.