This year, four Year 13 English students put themselves forward to compete for the Ursula Howell Travel Scholarship.
This scholarship, funded by the Ursula Howell Trust, offers a substantial sum of money to assist a student to travel to sights of literary importance of their choosing before their 22nd birthday.
This year, the four applicants demonstrated their passion and knowledge of aspects of literature during an interview with Mrs O'Neill, Dr Nicolas Wright (from the University of Canterbury's English department) and Dr Andrew Williamson (from our English department).
Emily Koller, the successful applicant for 2021, is planning to study English literature at the University of Otago as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree. She intends to use the scholarship to contribute to her travel to Amsterdam to visit Anne Frank House. She would also like to travel around Germany and France, where two of her favourite books, The Book Thief and All The Light We Cannot See, are set.
Congratulations to Emily, and to all four students for putting themselves forward for this opportunity.