Belfast student scores hole in one with Ryder Cup bursary

Belfast student scores hole in one with Ryder Cup bursary

AN Edinburgh-based student from Belfast has scored a hole in one with a Ryder Cup bursary. 

Emma McEwan, an Events Management student from Queen Margaret University is one of only five students to receive an award from the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Emma, 20, is hoping to become a wedding planner and has previously volunteered at some major events including the World Police and Fire Games 2013 and Giro de Italia 2014, which both took place in Belfast.

Of the bursary, she said: “Financially supporting yourself through university life is always a struggle. This bursary will really help to ease the burden.  I will no longer have to juggle study with a part time job.”

Ryder Cup Europe has made a commitment to Queen Margaret University to fund five tourism, hospitality and event student bursaries per year for a total of four years.

The bursary scheme is now in its second year.

Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Director, said: “The 2014 Ryder Cup will create lasting benefits across Scotland and the bursary scheme is an important element of our education legacy.”

The Ryder Cup Bursary Scheme is running at QMU as well as Perth College, UHI and the University of Stirling.