Peel Scholarships 2012

Romana Alli awarded prestigious Peel Scholarship

Congratulations to former Westholme Upper Sixth student, Romana Alli, who has been awarded a Peel Scholarship.   Romana gained top grades in her A level examinations in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and is now reading Dentistry at St Mary’s London.  

Peel Scholarships are awarded to students from Blackburn with Darwen who have achieved high A level results and who will benefit from their scholarship whilst at university.   Students have to be nominated and supported by their school and are then interviewed by the Trusts panel.   This year there were nine female and seven male applicants and three scholarships were awarded, Romana being the only female recipient of a Peel Scholarship.

The Peel Foundation Scholarships were established in Blackburn in 1898 as a memorial to Sir Robert Peel (1750 – 1830) who was born in Oswaldtwistle and whose family established a pioneering calico printing firm in 1764.