Equity is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Student and Young Member Bursaries. Congratulations to the awardees:
- Ashley Lim (Equity Student Member Bursary Awardee)
- Izzy Sniezek (Equity Student Member Bursary Awardee)
- Sarah Emiris (Equity Young Member Bursary Awardee)
- Will Griffiths (Equity Young Member Bursary Awardee)
Equity’s Student and Young Member Bursary Scheme is funded by the union to demonstrate solidarity with younger members of the creative workforce entering the entertainment industry. Each year, bursaries of £500 each are awarded to two Equity Student Members in their final year of study and two Full Members of Equity aged 18-30. The bursaries assist Equity Student and Young Members with the costs of beginning a career in the entertainment sector.
Student Bursary recipient Izzy Sniezek said: “The help and support this will provide is tremendous, especially in these uncertain times with regards to both the arts and the cost of living. Every little helps, and I am thankful for the support provided to me by Equity.”
Young Member Bursary recipient Sarah Emiris said: “Recently, life has been one crisis after the other. This award could not have come at a better time. I am over the moon and more than anything relieved. Thank you, Equity.”
2022 recipient Georgia Heriot received the bursary as an Equity Student Member and said: “Receiving the Equity Student Bursary meant that I was able to do things that previously wouldn’t have even been in my scope. This industry is unfortunately a pricey one to get into and this bursary provided me with a means to create a start, that I wouldn’t have been able to do without. I am very thankful for what I have been able to do with the bursary’s help.”
Equity’s Student and Young Member Bursary Scheme will next open for applications in summer 2024. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.