My name is Adam Clarke and I am a full-time student, studying
a BA Philosophy and English literature degree at The University
of Reading. I am writing to thank you for the help I have
received through the Dangoor scholarship I was given.
The financial help that the scholarship has given me has
been of incalculable help. I have been able to buy books
for my studies that I would have struggled to purchase without
the scholarship. The money substantially contributed to
my placing of a deposit on a house (with three other students),
which has enabled me to secure a residence for the next
academic year. Having not found any part-time employment
in the autumn or spring terms I strongly doubt this would
have been possible without the help of the scholarship.
At this time I have no certain career aspirations; however,
I do write frequently, mostly in script and verse, and I
would very much hope to have a career in a related field.
I have written two short plays, both comedies, and I am
also expanding on my latter play and I plan to write twelve
episodes in the year, in my spare time.
A further love of mine is reading, as you calf imagine front
my choice of degree, and my favorite subjects are history
and philosophy. My favorite English historical period is
the late Anglo-Saxon age. My friends joke that I should
have taken history as a degree instead of Philosophy and
English. However, my enjoyment of debate means that I am
in my element in a philosophical discussion. At the moment
I am studying Descartes and the principles of his Meditations,
which I am finding very intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.
Having taken the time to read about your life I certainly
believe that you are someone to aspire to. You have worked
hard all of your life and had to leave your home-land with
your family to start afresh and have had much success. Sir,
I believe that you have great generosity and that you are
a credit to Britain's multi-cultural society.
Once again, I thank you for helping me at the beginning
of my higher education, and, hopefully, on the path to success.
I wish you good health and greater success for the future.
Mr. Adam Clarke
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