Peter Casey Scholarship 013 N332 2305x1621April saw the award of the first Peter Casey Scholarship at the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment (SOBE).

The recipient of the scholarship, awarded on merit, was Stuart who is in his first year at Salford, studying Quantity Surveying.  Stuart will receive £1000 per annum for the 3 years of his studies.

“I was overwhelmed to receive my notification letter and am delighted to have been selected as this year’s recipient,” said Stuart.  “It is an absolute honour to be recognised for my work this year and it motivates me to continue to strive for excellence.  The scholarship will not only enable me to concentrate on my studies, but also provide the financial security to invest more time to causes that I hold dear such as raising money for landmine clearing charity, MAG International.”


The Award was made last week at a presentation at SOBE.  Peter Casey, Chairman of The Casey Group of Companies, was unable to attend but he was represented by Paul Turner, Director at Casey.  The Casey Companies, now based in Rochdale, originally started in Salford over 40 years ago and employ several staff who studied at Salford University.

David Faal is the Donor Engagement Officer at the University of Salford.  In thanking Peter, he said: “The University of Salford has achieved a great deal thanks to the generosity of donors like Peter.  This generosity tells our students, academics and researchers that someone believes in them.  That’s a powerful message.”