Medi Gwenllian Morgan from Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor, is the winner of this year’s Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Gwynedd Council Scholarship.
Medi, who lives in Bangor, was about to sit her A Level exams in Welsh, Music, Maths and the Welsh Baccalaureate before schools in Wales had to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Medi has won the scholarship to study Law and Welsh in Cardiff University in September 2020.
The Coleg Cymraeg Gwynedd Council Scholarship was established by Gwynedd Council. It is awarded to an individual who has applied for one of the Coleg’s main scholarships, who lives in Gwynedd and will be studying 100% of their university course through the medium of Welsh. The scholarship is worth £1,000 a year (or £3,000 over three years).
According to Medi: “I’m extremely grateful for winning this year’s Coleg Cymraeg Gwynedd Council Scholarship. I’m really looking forward to going to Cardiff University in September to study Law and Welsh. The money will be extremely useful to buy books and resources for the course. It’s an honour to receive this scholarhip and it will provide a real boost to me in university over the next three years.”
Dr Dafydd Trystan, Registrar for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol said: “Medi is a very deserving winner of the Coleg Cymraeg Gwynedd Council Scholarship. Congratulations to her on behalf of the Coleg and we wish her all the very best with her studies in Cardiff University in September. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Gwynedd Council for their continued support towards this scheme.”
Cemlyn Rees Williams, Cabinet Member for Education, Gwynedd Council said: “Warmest congratulations to Medi Gwenllian Morgan for securing the Coleg Cymraeg Gwynedd Council Scholarship and best wishes to her with her studies in Cardiff. As a council, we are pleased to support students from Gwynedd who wish to study and develop their careers through the medium of Welsh and are pleased to be able to work with the Coleg Cymraeg on this important work of promoting Welsh language provision in higher education.”