A Coleg Meirion Dwyfor student who has her sights set on becoming a policewoman has won the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol William Salesbury Scholarship worth £5,000.
She has also won a Merit Scholarship of £3,000 from Bangor University based on her performance in the Entrance Exam Scholarship.
Emily has chosen to follow a Sociology and Social Policy course through the medium of Welsh in September with the hope of eventually joining the police force.
After undertaking a period of work experience with North Wales Police, Emily realised how vital Welsh was when dealing with different issues in the community.
Emily comes from a non-Welsh speaking background but believed that she had benefited from having Welsh medium education and was therefore determined to continue to do so at university.
‘‘I was glad that the course was available 100% through the medium of Welsh and therefore eligible to apply for the William Salesbury Scholarship. I hope the course will put me in good stead to deal with the world of work and gain a successful career in the police force.’’
Rev. John Gwilym Jones, Chairman of the William Salesbury National Trust concluded:
‘‘Congratulations to Emily for winning this year’s Scholarship. Her academic qualifications and devotion to Welsh education made her a deserving winner among a number of promising candidates and worthy of the inspiration we all received by the belated Dr Meredydd Evans. We wish her all the best for the future.’’