Young Achiever: Conor on his way to King’s
A star pupil has picked up more than $90,000 in scholarships to help fund his law studies at a top British university.
Conor Hay, 17, graduated from Warwick Academy as this year’s valedictorian after he scored 43 out of a possible 45 points in the International Baccalaureate programme.
He is scheduled to start a law degree at King’s College London in the autumn.
Conor said: “They are significant financial contributions, which enable me to study law at university. I really appreciate the opportunity and support they provide.”
He added: “I am really excited to be attending university in September.
“It will be quite a significant change from studying at Warwick Academy, but I am looking forward to studying in London.”
Conor, from Southampton, said that his work ethic was fuelled by his enjoyment of his courses at school.
He explained that he was stimulated by the IB programme and was encouraged to push himself beyond the average.
Conor said: “I try to always put my best effort into everything that I do.
“I find that if I enjoy something, it is easy to stay motivated to work hard.”
He added: “I enjoy essay-based subjects, which involve the formation of an analytical response.
“Law is a fascinating subject and I feel that the skills I developed at school will be useful when studying it at university.”
Conor said: “I chose to attend King’s College because of its strong reputation for providing an academically rigorous and world-class legal education.
“I was also attracted to the location — the law course is based in Central London, close to large law firms and the Inns of Court.”
Conor studied hard for his IB exams to make sure that he had enough points to be accepted into King’s, rated as one of the top ten universities in the world.
He also gained experience in legal work through a summer internship at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and several law firms.
Conor was thrilled when he won a scholarship from law firm Conyers in July. The bursary is $30,000 a year for up to three years.
Conor won the scholarship a week after he was awarded a Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies overseas scholarship.
He has also picked up a bursary from law firm Appleby.
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