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Educational grants: funding Marco’s studies

At the Naval Children’s Charity, we’re proud to help young people achieve their academic potential. Marco was struggling to finance his studies and was working two jobs to make ends meet. Here’s how we helped. 

Marco isn’t afraid of a bit of hard work. Now in his second year of a chemical engineering degree at the prestigious Imperial College London, he’s put in a lot of graft on his way to a promising career in the field. 

His family has been known to NCC for many years – Marco’s brother is autistic, deaf, blind and mute. We’ve funded home adaptations, making the house more accessible and helping the family provide care. 

While Marco’s parents have been helping him with the steep accommodation costs associated with living and studying in London, he’s had to supplement his academic pursuits by working two jobs. 

Applying his skills to help others, this young man has not only been tutoring younger students that struggle with maths and science, but has also been working a bar job on the weekends. 

Needless to say, this isn’t an ideal situation for someone wanting to focus on their studies. 

We’ve been able to supplement Marco’s income over the past few months, providing an educational grant that has relieved stress during the busy exam season. 

Here’s what Marco had to say: 

“My short-term goal for the next two years is to achieve the best grade that I can in my course, which is extremely challenging and time-consuming.

I truly appreciate the help that Naval Children’s Charity has given me: I had the opportunity to fully focus on my exam season because of their support. 

I feel much more in control and truly believe that my work this year at university has been the best that I could achieve. 

This could not have been attained without the help of Naval Children’s Charity!”

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How we can help you

The Naval Children’s Charity supports children up to and including the age of 25 whose parent(s) serve or have served in the Naval Service: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, their Reserves and the RFA. If you need information or advice regarding support for your child(ren) please fill in the form to the best of your knowledge. One of our caseworkers will then contact you.

If you would prefer to call us we can be contacted on 023 9263 9534, our office hours are 0830-1600 Monday to Thursday and 0830-1300 on Friday.