A STUDENT from Huddersfield has won a scholarship to a top American university.
Harry Edwards, 18, an A-level student at Greenhead College, will go to Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harry (pictured), who lives in Cleckheaton, is one of 12 state school and college students to win places through the Sutton Trust.
Harry attended the trust’s first ever US summer school run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
All students have received generous financial aid packages from the universities concerned.
As well as a place at Havard, Harry is also in the running for the prestigious Morehead Cain scholarship to the University of North Carolina.
Harry, whose parents work in IT, said: “I was absolutely ecstatic to be accepted by Harvard and be a finalist for the Morehead Cain.
“It felt like the culmination of years of hard work and I just can’t wait to go to the US next year.
“The summer school was a life-changing experience for everyone involved.”
The Sutton Trust is a foundation dedicated to improving social mobility through education.
It has run summer schools for young people from low to middle income backgrounds since 1997.