March 11, 2021 | Jess Mifsud-Bonnici
‘The impact of my scholarship has been life-changing’
Third year Law student Molly Tinker tells how her scholarship has enabled her to follow her dream career. “I decided to pursue a career in law after being involved in a court case as a victim when I was young. I’m the first in my family to attend university and it seemed an overwhelming challenge to try and establish a career in an industry with which I have no connections.”
Molly’s scholarship is funded by Brian (Economics and Industrial Studies 1997) and Jo Lindley. She says: “It has not only given me peace of mind through financial stability, it has allowed me to take advantage of opportunities I would not otherwise have had. It meant I could take part in two internships last summer, covering travel costs and clothing for interviews and networking events. It took huge pressure off my family so I could be stress-free and make the most of these fantastic opportunities.
“It also meant I didn’t need to work part-time to fund my studies and could use my spare time to focus on giving back to the community. I co-founded two university societies of which I am now President – the UNICEF Society and European Law Students Society. We have raised thousands for charity, sent five students on internships around the world, and I have been able to speak at events raising awareness of these fantastic organisations. This is all thanks to the confidence my scholarship provided – and for that I will always be thankful.
“My studies have gone well and I have achieved a mark in the top 10% of my year – and have now secured my dream job, a training contract with a top London law firm. “I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your support and giving me the capacity to achieve my dreams. My scholarship has been life-changing. Each of you who gives your support to the University contributes to the lives of students like me – and allows them to achieve their true potential. I cannot thank you enough.”
Molly also spoke at our 2020 Scholarship Reception. Take a look at the video below to hear about the tremendous impact your support has had on her Leeds experience and her special thanks to you all.