A trust in her name - the Helena Kennedy Foundation
- provides bursaries to help the most disadvantaged move into higher education.
Shakiru Olajide, 51, was presented with a Helena Kennedy Foundation
award in recognition of his struggle to reach higher education.
Next month Ruth, who has just gained an A grade in GCSE English, will visit the House of Commons with her tutor Mair Lewis to receive a pounds 1,500 bursary awarded by the Helena Kennedy Foundation
, a scheme named after Baroness Kennedy QC, which supports disadvantaged students in higher education who have overcome significant barriers.
The 36-year-old is to receive the Helena Kennedy Foundation
Award following her success on her Darlington College course.
BOOTLE: Hugh Baird College student Stephanie Barrett is one of only 130 nationwide to have been awarded the Helena Kennedy Foundation
The Helena Kennedy Foundation
supports disadvantaged students in higher education.
Amelia Martin, pictured, 19, from Linthorpe, beat competition to win a scholarship worth about pounds 9,000 paid for by the Helena Kennedy Foundation
Emma White, who is in the second year of a national diploma in aerospace engineering at Newcastle College, has been awarded pounds 1,000 by the Helena Kennedy Foundation
, a charity which supports students who could not continue their studies first time round.
He received a pounds 1,000 bursary from the Helena Kennedy Foundation
and is due to attend a reception at the House of Lords.
Since 1998, the Helena Kennedy Foundation
has been making it possible for people like Paul to get into higher education.
Hemn Kharib, 25, of Thornhill, Dewsbury, has received a pounds 1,000 bursary from the Helena Kennedy Foundation
, which supports disadvantaged students through higher education.
This year it's to the Helena Kennedy Foundation
, which works in close partnership with the FE sector.