A GLOBAL technology company has announced its scholarship students for 2019.

Paxton, based on Paxton House, Home Farm Road, Brighton, has offered scholarships to four students from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

They will each receive £10,000 towards their university fees, plus a three-month paid work placement at Paxton where they will take part in technology research projects forming the final year project of their degree course.

The students are:

l Annabel Spain, studying Digital Media at the University of Brighton

l George Livas, Computer Science, University of Brighton

l Connie Went, Mathematics, University of Sussex

l Zoë Earnshaw, Physics, University of Sussex

Connie, 19, from Haywards Heath, said: “I genuinely couldn’t believe it. I will class this as one of the greatest achievements of my three years at uni.

“The scholarship will give me first hand experience in the tech industry, which will be great for teaching me further applications of my degree.”

Adam Stroud, Paxton’s chief executive, said: “Following on from the successful debut of the Paxton Scholarship in 2018, we are delighted to have expanded further to award more scholarships, across both the University of Brighton and Sussex.

“During our open day, we played host to more than 140 engineering, science and mathematics students.

“It was a pleasure to witness the level of talent and engagement among this group.

“It gives us great confidence in the talent pool of the future and re-enforces why Paxton wants to engage with the local community in this way.

“I would like to thank the universities for their considerable ongoing support of this scheme, Paxton employees for doing such a great job of representing their company, and all students who took the time to come and visit our head office building in Brighton.

“Finally, a huge congratulations to our 2019 scholars; Annabel, Connie, George and Zoë.”

Professor Stephen Shute, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, said: “The Paxton scholarship provides Sussex students with a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge.”