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James Armstong with the Korean Ambassador, Dr Cho Yoon-Je.
James Armstong with the Korean Ambassador, Dr Cho Yoon-Je.

Internal News - 25 October 2005

Bath graduate wins scholarship to Korea

A graduate of the University of Bath has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study in Korea.

James Armstrong, who graduated from the University with a BSc in Politics and Economics this year, was presented with the 2006 Samsung / British Korean Veterans Association / Royal British Legion Scholarship by the Korean Ambassador, Dr Cho Yoon-Je, at a ceremony last week.

James will be starting an intensive language course in London this month before heading out to Seoul in January to start a Masters in International Relations at the University of Yonsei.

“I am very excited and anxious to get going. I can’t wait to go out to Korea. This is such a great opportunity for me to broaden my horizons. I would really like to thank Samsung, The British Korean Veterans Association and The Royal British Legion for their generosity. I’d particularly like to mention Mrs Sue Freeth and Ms Glenis Inskip at the Legion who have given me lots of help”, said James.

The innovative scholarship offers a unique opportunity for a post-graduate student to live and study in the Republic of Korea (South Korea); and is open to anyone who has a family link to the Armed Forces.

It covers University fees, maintenance, accommodation, an intensive language course and return plane ticket.

The scholarship fund was established by Samsung Europe, part of the Samsung Group, and is administered by The Royal British Legion.

It was established in memory of those members of the HM Forces who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953) and is intended to strengthen relationships between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

James, whose Father served in the Royal Artillery and Grandfather was a Squadron Leader flying Lancaster Bombers during WWII, supported The Royal British Legion whilst at university and was involved in a Remembrance Sunday concert in aid of the Poppy Appeal.