A HAGLEY student has won a £15,000 national accountancy scholarship after been chosen from hundreds of applicants across the UK.

Dominic Morgan, a current A-Level student at King Edward VI College, in Stourbridge, is one of six winners of this year’s Kaplan Accountancy Scholarships.

The scholarship aims to give school students the opportunity to kick-start their career in accounting or finance, starting with an apprenticeship and followed by the chance to continue studying professional qualifications up to chartered status.

Dominic, who had to pass a rigorous ‘Dragon’s Den style’ application process, impressed the panel with his professional presentation style, previous work experience and volunteering placements in a local church group.

He said: “I always knew I didn’t want to go to university, so I researched other options and discovered that you could do an accountancy apprenticeship.

“I wanted to learn more about the profession so got in touch with Kaplan and applied for the scholarship.

“I was delighted when I found out I had won. I hope from doing my accountancy apprenticeship I can go on to join a good firm and become a chartered accountant.”

Jo Griffiths, Kaplan apprenticeship advisor, said: “Congratulations to Dominic. It’s always great to get to know a young person and see them succeed with the Kaplan Scholarship.

“It’s an amazing achievement and Dominic should be really proud of himself.”