England No.1 U17 (2021), squash player Louis Murray is expanding his list of exceptional academic and co-curricular achievements having secured a highly prestigious place at Harvard University.
The talented and dedicated squash player has worked his way up through the ranks competing in South West, England and British Opens. The road to Harvard has been a long and intense one for Louis and Truro School has supported him throughout his journey. In March 2021, under the guidance of Mrs Jupp (Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Overseas Universities Advisor), Louis contacted several US universities and started a series of conversations with their squash coaches, and at Easter he accepted invites to visit five US universities. Louis stayed at each university for two days: training, living and attending lectures alongside his fellow squash players, giving him a real insight into what life could be like at a US university.
Upon his return to Cornwall, he was thrilled to hear he had been awarded a place at one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Each year, Harvard has up to three places for top squash players. Louis’ squash career to date, coupled with substantial academic achievements, no doubt helped secure his place at this globally renowned Ivy League University.
Harvard does not award sport-specific scholarships but offers an extensive package of financial aid to allow students from all backgrounds a chance to attend the university. Louis will receive a generous yearly scholarship when he starts in September 2023. He will join a 4-year undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences with a ‘liberal arts and sciences’ focus.
Head of Truro School Sixth Form, Ross Williamson, said “We are thrilled to hear Louis is off to Harvard. He has worked his socks off to get there, and nobody deserves this opportunity more. We wish him every success and will continue to follow his next steps and future career with genuine enthusiasm.”
Truro School is very well geared up to support pupils applying for overseas places . It succeeds every year in helping students secure places at prestigious international universities. Our dedicated Overseas University Advisor provides expert advice to students and parents, guiding them through the process, coordinating all aspects of their application and, can also advise students on softer skills such as cultural and linguistic awareness.