The Sarah Kitchener Post-16 STEM Bursary Award 2018

The Kitchener family have had a long-standing connection with The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College and have a well-established award for the main school.  This award is in memory of Sarah Kitchener, their daughter, who was a student at the school between 1993 to 1998.  Sarah was an outstanding student who contributed to all aspects of school life.  In 2006, Sarah Kitchener was diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Her strength and determination to keep achieving never wavered throughout this illness, however sadly in March 2010 Sarah lost her battle with the illness and passed away.

The family have been very keen to create a suitable similar award for the Sixth Form.  Following extensive discussions between the family and school, the STEM Bursary Award was established for awarding for the first time in 2018.

The award is a £1,000 Bursary to support a student to continue their studies at University.  Year 13 students are eligible to apply for the award if they are intending to study a University course in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).  The winner is decided through a selection process established by the family and school.  The Bursary is a personal financial commitment from the family to annually celebrate and remember their vibrant, courageous, caring and charismatic daughter who was taken at such a young age.

This years’ successful candidate was Rosie Murray who achieved an incredible 4 A*s and secured her place at Cambridge University.