Elijah Samuel (LI 2012-17)
Marlborough is exceptionally proud of our bursary pupils and some have benefited directly as a result of our legacy programme. Henry Rose (C1 1953-57) was passionate about cricket and provided a full bursary through his bequest.
Elijah says characteristics he developed at Marlborough, such as determination and a “never give up” attitude, taught him to persevere. Using these essential skills, Elijah was able to give back to his community working with the NHS Finance and Covid-19 Tactical team during the crisis.
Elijah was also able to develop his cricketing talent greatly. One memorable innings saw him score 134 to help the XI win the annual two-day match against Rugby in 2015 for the first time in 15 years.
Elijah says he will be “forever grateful for being given the life changing opportunity” to be part of Marlborough College.