AN ASPIRING Bradford filmmaker has been awarded a prestigious arts scholarship to support her studies and start building a career.

Enya Verity, who is in her final year of a graphic arts and design degree, is one of seven undergraduates at Leeds Beckett University to receive the funding from property investors, Rushbond Plc.

The 21-year-old former Immanuel College pupil said: “This scholarship is going to be of huge benefit to me whilst finishing my degree and in my future career.

“This funding is going to be of great help towards the lease costs for studio space and the studio equipment needed.

“At university to begin with I was very focussed on making animation films, but as my degree has progressed I have now started to specialise in green screen filmmaking, which is something I could really take forward with my own studio space.”

Jonathan Maud, managing director of Rushbond, said that he felt it was important to support and encourage Leeds-based artists studying in the early stages of their careers." He commented: “We are pleased to provide scholarships to such deserving, hardworking and talented individuals.”

Professor Susan Price, Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, said “congratulations to Enya and her fellow undergraduates selected for this year’s Rushbond Scholarships.”