“Thank you so much for your generosity. Receiving this scholarship was not only an economic advantage, but an honour and an energy boost.” Carmen Martín Alonso
Carmen Martín Alonso
Carmen Martín Alonso’s President’s Scholarship means she can continue her life-long love of ballet while she works towards her Bioengineering degree. “It’s important to me to become well-rounded. I have always enjoyed dancing and have practised ballet since the age of seven – it was something that always felt natural to me. When moving to London, I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to continue lessons. Thanks to the President’s Scholarship, I have been able to keep dancing. My ballet lessons provide a break from hectic student life, which I feel enhances my academic performance. “My course is definitely what I’m enjoying the most at Imperial. It’s challenging, well-structured and highly applicable to real-life problems – and the support
Carmen practices regularly in the studio space at the Imperial College Union building.
from the staff is outstanding. This year I was involved in the Sports Innovation Challenge. My group designed and manufactured a new throwing frame for Paralympian Ellie Simpson, who is competing in the Club Throw at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Seeing how your work and effort can really impact someone’s life is a great experience.
Your generosity enables students to realise their potential at Imperial. Thank you for giving in 2015–16.
“Thank you so much for your generosity. Receiving this scholarship was not only an economic advantage, but an honour and an energy boost.”
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING REPORT 2015–16
Imperial College London Annual Fundraising Report 2015–16: The impact of giving