Second chances for ex-offenders through education

The Longford Scholarships

Scholars report back


"I do believe that for me keeping up my studies helped me ease into being a relatively free man."

Tom received a Longford Scholarship for his three- year biology degree at Derby University.  He graduated with a first in 2009.

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“I got into radio upon release and was encouraged to attend university to become a professional broadcaster.”

We supported Jason in media and communications at Goldsmiths' College.  He graduated and is now sponsored by a national newspaper through an MA in Broadcast Journalism City University.

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"It is all down to taking a positive attitude to learning and leaving the negative peer pressures from my past behind."

Kevin is one of our current Longford Scholars. With our support he is doing as degree in business studies at the Open University.  Here he charts the road from prison to higher education

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"I thank the Longford Trust by rebuilding my life, career and family relationships and making sure that none of those left behind are ever more deserving than me."

Trevor received a Longford Scholarship in 2013 for his degree in medical microbiology

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"All my fears about not fitting in and not coping with the work have proved to be untrue or have been easily sorted out."

Chris was one of the first two Longford Scholars appointed by the charity, he undertook a degree in Outdoor Education.

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"The experience certainly provided me with new possibilities for my future."

Paul Carter-Bowman, 24, was a Longford Scholar between 2005 and 2007.  He graduated with a 2:1 in Law from the University of Westminster.  

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