A Burnley student is the latest person to benefit from a historic fund to continue her education.
Former A level student Charlotte Dickinson (20) from Ightenhill beat strong competition from local students to gain the prestigious Stocks Massey Bequest bursary as one of only two selected beneficiaries.
The Stocks Massey Bequest, instigated by local philanthropist and businessman Edward Stocks Massey, is awarded each year to benefit arts and science education in Burnley.
Over the years the bursary has helped countless young people to benefit from additional support in their continued learning.
Charlotte intends to use hers to continue her studies in psychology at Bangor University.
It was Charlotte’s strong interests in science and humanities that helped her to reach the top of the shortlist, which was particularly tough this year.
Looking to reach her ultimate goal of becoming a psychologist, Charlotte was chosen because of her deep interest in the social sciences and her commitment to returning to Burnley after completing her studies at the Bangor University School of Psychology.
Charlotte said: “The Stocks Massey Bequest will help me immeasurably with my dreams, showing to myself and others that motivation and support can bring huge positivity and achievement.”