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Date Posted... Mar 7th 2019

Finn Birnie, receives full scholarship to Belmont University in the USA

We are delighted to announce that Truro School Head Boy, Finn Birnie, has been accepted into Belmont University in the USA to study undergraduate Psychology.

Finn says, “I am looking forward to studying at a US college with top research facilities in Psychology and support for international students”. I chose the US in order to further my running career with more, higher level competitions. I am so excited to see how far I can take my running career and felt that the USA was the best place for me to be able to explore this opportunity further alongside rigorous and exciting study opportunities”.

Finn, a keen sportsman well-known for his track and field running, will also be joining the Belmont Bruins athletic team on a full ride scholarship meaning that all his accommodation, academic fees and training expenses will be fully covered for the duration of his four year course.

Finn adds, “I can’t really believe it! It’s such a relief to know that I don’t have to worry about how to fund all this and I can just focus on my academics and my sport. It eliminates the worry for me and my family and I am grateful for the opportunity”.

Lucy Jupp, Truro School’s overseas universities advisor says, “This is the culmination of months of hard work on Finn’s application but also years of total commitment on his part to his sporting career. Success doesn’t just happen by chance and Finn has been focused on an undergraduate pathway in the USA for years, never deviating from his goal. He can now look forward to excelling stateside in both his academic and track and field careers, working, training and competing alongside the very best. It is so well-deserved and I couldn’t be happier for our Head Boy”.

Finn says, “It has been brilliant. I am grateful to Mrs Jupp for all the talks she has put on as well as her expertise and help she has given to both me and my parents. I would have been clueless if I had tried to do it myself! There is so much to this process; from the extensive application, to supporting documents, Visa application, exam preparation for the SAT and all her hours of work behind the scenes contacting coaches to allow me the network to get a full ride. I am so grateful to all she has done”.