Year 12 student Hannah Hayman has secured a place in the tenth cohort of the Sutton Trust US Programme, run in partnership between the Sutton Trust and the US-UK Fulbright Commission. 

Entry to the programme is highly competitive and Hannah was chosen from more than 1000 of the UK’s brightest students to be one of the 150 scholars. 

The Sutton Trust US Programme allows high-attaining low and middle income UK students to explore US higher education and apply for admission to top US universities.

Speaking of her achievements, Hannah said: “I feel so proud to be a part of the Sutton trust programme as I know it was a competitive application process, so I believe that to be picked from 1,000 applicants is a significant achievement. I can’t wait to indulge in the new opportunities that have become available to me due to my participation in the programme. During the residentials, I have learnt so much about the process of applying to American universities and I cannot wait to start. Additionally, I have found that there are multiple ways that I can reach my goal of going to study in America, which only intrigues me more. Thank you to everyone who has helped me to become apart of cohort 10!”

Sharon Richards, Head of Upper School said ‘I am incredibly proud of Hannah for having the maturity, drive and ambition to secure her place on the Sutton Trust US programme, one of only 150 places allocated this year. Hannah thoroughly deserves this accolade and I know she will endeavour to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! I am confident Hannah will go on to study in the US next year and will be incredibly successful in her future studies and career’. 

The students receive guidance and advice from the UK-based team, enabling them to explore US higher education and learn more about the application process. All students will take an American university admissions exam, the ACT, preparation for which is included as part of the programme’s support.

Later this year, students on the programme will choose if they would like to continue to make applications to US universities alongside their UK applications. This second part of the programme includes admissions guidance from the Fulbright team, including university choices and support with applications and financial aid processes. 

Since the programme started in 2012, more than 400 participants have secured places and significant funding packages at US universities, accessing approximately $100 million in financial aid.

The Sutton Trust US Programme is made possible through the support of its founding corporate partner, Bank of America, whose investment is matched by the Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing who have generously supported the programme since its launch. The programme is also supported by Martin and Antoinette Sullivan.

[For press enquiries please contact Christian Kusi-Obodum at the US-UK Fulbright Commission on 020 7498 4020 / or Hilary Cornwell at the Sutton Trust on 020 7802 1660 /]