The passion and commitment of a young student in promoting the role of women in science and technology will be commemorated in a new scholarship launched by Aberystwyth University.

Emily Price, from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, sadly died in May 2017 shortly after being elected to Aberystwyth Town Council.

She joined Aberystwyth University in 2014 to study mathematics and physics, and was awarded a posthumous degree in July of the same year.

During her time as a student at Aberystwyth, she volunteered as a student ambassador and worked on outreach events within the university and at schools and festivals.

Established by her family with donations from friends and family, the Emily Price Scholarship is aimed at female students applying to study mathematics and/or physics at Aberystwyth University from September 2019.

Worth £500, the closing date for applications for the first scholarship is this Thursday [31 January].

A memorial bench for Emily has also been placed at the Constitution Hill end of Aberystwyth promenade as a lasting tribute to her.

Emily’s parents, Natasha and John Price said they were “very proud” of Emily, who was a “passionate, caring and hardworking young woman.”

“The Emily Price Scholarship is our way of honouring the memory of our daughter and ensuring the passion and commitment she had is continued in future,” they said.

“During her time at Aberystwyth University, Emily was an active participant in outreach projects that aimed to highlight and increase participation in STEM subjects.

“We hope the creation of this scholarship will help continue the work that Emily started in Aberystwyth.”

To find out more visit the Emily Price Scholarship web page.

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