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Scholarship tribute to former York student

Posted on 13 November 2012

The family of a former University of York student, who died in December 2011, have generously funded a scholarship in his name. The University today confirmed the creation of the Dinesh Vaswani Scholarship, to take effect from the academic year 2013-14.

Dinesh Vaswani

Dinesh lived in York after graduating with a BA in Language and Linguistics in 1997.  Originally from Singapore, Dinesh loved York and chose to move permanently to the city, working initially at York St John University, and later, despite securing employment in Cambridge, stayed in York, until his death. 

Dinesh’s father, Moti Vaswani, a passionate believer in the benefits of education, said: “This Scholarship will be available for studies in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York and will help support one undergraduate student each year, enabling them to concentrate on their academic studies.”

The University and the Department are grateful for the establishment of this scholarship which will provide a fitting tribute to Dinesh and his long association with the city and the University. 

The Department’s Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Dr Sam Hellmuth, said: “This is a wonderful gift - both for the individual students who will benefit, and because it allows us in the Department to remember Dinesh and his love of linguistics.”

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