The first recipients of the Vaila’s Fund awards are Sophi Chapman and Lynda Flaws, both secondary six pupils at the Anderson High School.
The fund was established in memory of the late Vaila Mae Harvey, who died in May 2008 at the age of 16, to help young Shetland students pursue learning opportunities outwith the UK. Vaila had been very keen to study abroad but unfortunately illness prevented her from doing so.
Sophi recently took part in the Global Classroom event in the USA while Lynda, one of Shetland’s best young table tennis players, is about to embark on a study and sports scholarship in Denmark.
The fund will re-open to applicants in August. See vailasfund.co.uk for further details.