Students awarded David Bucknall Scholarships

Founded in memory of the influential Birmingham property expert, the support has allowed Kai Everton and Moath Sowidi to begin studying at BCU

Two students have started studies at Birmingham City University (BCU,) having been awarded this year’s David Bucknall Scholarship. Kai Everton arrived from St Peter’s Roman Catholic School and Specialist Science College in Solihull, while Moath Sowidi attended the Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Highgate.

The scholarship was set up in memory of David Bucknall, an influential property professional in the city. Funded by private donations from his friends and colleagues, the scholarship is run by Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in partnership with BCU. The scholarship is open to school and college leavers from selected regional institutions, embarking on studies in a built-environment subject in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at BCU.

As the 2018 David Bucknall Scholarship winners, Kai and Moath each receive financial contribution over their three years of study, plus guaranteed work placements and mentoring from the RLB team in Birmingham. Kai is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate, Moath, a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering.

Kai said: “It was a daunting thought going to university, but receiving the support from the David Bucknall Scholarship has given me the motivation and confidence to believe I can succeed in my chosen career.”