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School of Welsh alumna wins the 2015 Geraint George Scholarship

2 June 2015

Sioned James, winner of the 2015 Geraint George Scholarship

Sioned James, originally from Swansea, has been named the winner of the 2015 Geraint George Scholarship. The announcement was made at the Urdd Eisteddfod last week.

Sioned graduated from the School of Welsh in 2013 having studied an LLB Law and Welsh joint honours programme. She is continuing her studies in Cardiff to become a barrister.

The Scholarship was established by the Countryside Council for Wales and the Snowdonia National Park Authority in memory of Geraint George, the noted educator and environmentalist. It is open to individuals aged between 18 and 25 years old and its main aim is to nurture skilled communicators to help people in Wales and beyond to appreciate the natural world and understand the factors that affect it.

Scholarship applicants are asked to submit communications work, in any medium and on any environmental issue relevant to Wales. The winner is given the opportunity to visit the Triglav National Park in Slovenia or attend the Europarc conference. They also receive a mentor from the Snowdonia National Park Authority or Natural Resources Wales to help them develop their career in the environmental sector.

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