Top university scholarship for musician

Alumnus Greg White (2004-2011) has been awarded one of only eight Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships by the University of East Anglia. Greg, who last summer achieved A* in his Music Technology and Art & Design A-levels, A in English and B in Sociology, has taken up a place at UEA to read Creative Music Technology.

The Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship is worth £4,000 per annum for three years and is only awarded to students of “outstanding ability and potential”. The university only considers students who achieve at least three A grades at A-level whilst maintaining a high level of involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Greg paid tribute to the contribution his experiences at QE made to his success: “I am sure that the fantastic concert opportunities the Music department granted me around the country, and overseas, played a very large part in my selection for the scholarship.

""Whilst at QE, Greg was a drummer and percussionist who also played bass guitar. He performed with the Concert Band, the Big Band and the Symphony Orchestra.

QE’s Director of Music Kieron Howe said “We place great importance on offering our students a wide range of musical opportunities and experiences at the School, whether that involves performing or working with our studio equipment. Greg was a talented and enthusiastic student and we are delighted with his achievement and wish him every success in his future.”