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Date: 1st November 2017

Two students at Askham Bryan College are celebrating success after fighting off strong competition to receive bursary awards from the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA). 

Sophie Jackson and Alice Brook both received Kennel Club bursaries which will assist them in their veterinary nursing degree studies.

On her success, Sophie said: “I was ecstatic to be awarded the bursary, as only four people in the country had received one”.

Her words were echoed by Alice who also spoke of her gratitude and pride at being selected: “I felt very proud to receive the bursary and very grateful as it will support my studies and allow me to excel during my unpaid work experience year.”

Sophie received The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Bursary and Alice The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Degree Bursary. 

Stacey Bullock Chair of the BVNA's Education Committee and Junior Vice President said: “The BVNA is always proud to present their winning student members with bursary grants. The selection process involves a review of the applications and the quality of candidates is often so high that a difficult decision is made which often comes down to interpreting the dedication to the profession that the individuals portray in their submissions. We look for individuals who truly capture their aspirations and commitment to the profession and this was certainly the case with Sophie and Alice who are very worthy winners.”

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