College Student Wins Top University Scholarship Prize

Knowsley Community College student Mark Connolly is celebrating after winning the Elmes Memorial Prize.

Mark, who studies Arts & Design at the College, won the prize after applying for a place at the University of Liverpool. It follows his dedication and success in studying at KCC.

Hoping to be accepted for a place on a degree course in the School of Architecture, Mark submitted his portfolio. He was delighted to hear back from the University informing him that not only had he been accepted for a place, he had also been entered for the Elmes Memorial Trust Fund’s ‘Elmes Prize’, which exists to encourage the study of architecture and fine arts.

Mark Connolly

Mark will receive a plaque and an award of £1,000 as part of his prize.

He said, “This is such a huge achievement for me both personally and academically, I feel I am on track and making the right kind of progress for a career in architecture based on this award”. He went on to praise his tutors, saying, “I would like to thank my tutors at Knowsley Community College who have helped and stuck by me throughout my time on the Art & Design foundation year”.

Mark joins a range of alumni who have progressed from KCC to great things. His achievement comes as the College’s Pride of Knowsley campaign celebrates the achievements of outstanding students and alumni in all aspects including academia, volunteering, sport and business.

Mark Connolly