Year 13 student Louis Campbell has won a place in the seventh cohort of the Sutton Trust US Programme, which is run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Entry to the programme is highly competitive and Louis Campbell was chosen from 1000 of the UK’s brightest students to be one of the 150 scholars.The Sutton Trust US Programme allows academically talented low and middle income British students to explore US higher education and what it would be like to study at a top US university.

As well as supporting students in their exploration, the programme takes all 150 students for a week-long visit to the US, visiting different campuses and giving the students a flavour of life stateside.

Speaking of his achievements, Louis Campbell said he felt that “The programme opens doors on the other side of the world”.

Ms Blackbird, Head of Newman sixth: “Louis is one of our most distinguished students and we are extremely proud that he has managed to secure a place on such a prestigious and rewarding programme. He has a bright future ahead of him and is a real role model here at Newman6th. Well done Louis”

Earlier this spring, the students attended two UK residentials to learn about US universities and took an American admissions exam, the ACT.

At the end of the summer, students on the programme will choose if they would like to continue to make applications to US universities alongside their UK applications. This second part of the programme includes admissions guidance from the Fulbright team, including university choices and support with applications and financial aid processes.

72 members of cohort are heading to the US this summer to start their studies, after winning places and scholarships to study at American universities.

The Sutton Trust US Programme is made possible through support from its founding corporate partner, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, whose investment is matched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing who have generously supported the programme since its launch. The programme is also supported by the Robertson Foundation, Jerry del Missier, Martin and Antoinette Sullivan, The Neuberger Berman Foundation and EducationUSA.


Louis Campbell, from Luton, wins place on the Sutton Trust US Programme.

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