A MEMBER of the Pennine Way branch of the Foresters has won a scholarship to help pay for her university studies.

Jill Knowles, a former pupil at Brighouse High School, is seen being presented with the scholarship certificate by branch president Paul Allen.

Jill was one of 31 students across the UK who received scholarships.

Each student receives £500 a year, which can go towards their course fees, books or living expenses.

Jill, from Hipperholme, is studying business marketing at Newcastle University. Mr Allen said: "We are delighted we are able to help Jill.

"Foresters support many charities across the country and one of our key aims is to have a positive impact on our own local communities.

"In time we hope that Jill will qualify with her degree and be able to give some of her own time to helping others, in true Foresters spirit."