Trust rewards student
The first Tullochan Trust Clydebank College Scholarship was awarded to Alexandria student Geoffrey Hume. Geoff, 25, received £500.
As a student on the entry to nursing course at the college, Geoff hoped to go on to university to study nursing.
He was planning on becoming a midwife and at the time there were only three male midwives in Scotland.
Fiona Stuart, chairman of the Tullochan Trust, immediately knew Geoff had the attributes required by the trust when she interviewed him for the scholarship.
Combined with an outgoing personality, Fiona recognised Geoff had tremendous drive, wanted to help others and had a clear goal for the future.
This was demonstrated through his voluntary work with American football.
A keen player himself, Geoff and four others taught American football to boys between the ages of 11 and 18.
Geoff said: “Between the ages of 14 and 17 it’s important to have something to channel your energies into and to feel you can achieve your goals and dreams.”
Fiona said: “This is exactly the type of activity the trust is keen to support. By awarding Geoff the scholarship we are helping him to help a large number of young adults in the community.”
This was the second award to be made to a student at the college.
Handover Fiona Stuart, left, presents the cheque to Geoff Hume with Karen Corbett and Hugh Walker