Brentwood celebrates unprecedented US University success

Brentwood School Sixth Formers are celebrating unprecedented success in university offers and scholarship awards to top United States universities.

Eighteen-year-old Daisy Dudman, from Hutton, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship, worth $21,000 per year, at the University of Miami to major in Geography.

The University of Miami is one of America's top research institutions with more than 16,000 students from around the world. The University, established in 1925, was recently ranked among the top 51 universities in the US. Daisy was also offered a place at New York University.

Student Deputy Head of School, 17-year-old Greg Humphries, from Shenfield, has been awarded academic scholarships to both Boston University and Northeastern University, both in Massachusetts. He has also been offered places at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania.

Seventeen-year-old Boarder, Pietro Picozzi, is off to Rhode Island having been offered a soccer scholarship at Bryant University, which is in the Division 1 Soccer League.



Fellow Boarder, 17-year-old Bishka Chand, has been offered a place at New York University Shanghai, and 18-year-old Ella Patel, from Stondon Massey, has also been offered a place at Boston University.

Their offers come hot on the heels of news of a Morehead-Cain Scholarship - one of the most sought after in the US – for fellow Sixth Former Daniel Hirst. Seventeen-year-old Daniel, from Brentwood, was awarded the extremely prestigious scholarship to the University of North Carolina.

Headmaster Ian Davies said: “This is the most successful year the School has had in terms of US university admissions and I am excited by this development. It is fantastic news!

“The success of our students is clearly the result of a tremendous amount of hard work as well as expert guidance on the part of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Director Mr Jonathan Barfield.”

This unparalleled success stateside is on top of a plethora of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine applications and unconditional offers and scholarship awards from a range of UK universities.