Four local students were presented with bursaries to help fund their studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, in memory of the 14 young people who died in the 1981 New Cross fire.
At an awards ceremony held at the Civic Suite, Catford on 28 February, James Fox; studying for a BA in history; Neda Khalili, studying for a BA in popular music; Christine Samuels, studying for a BSc in Psychology and Niquella Simpson-West, studying for a BA in Politics all received £5,000 towards the costs of their three-year undergraduate courses.
The annual Mayor's New Cross Fire Award was established by Sir Steve Bullock in 2006 as a lasting memorial to the victims of the New Cross Fire. Now in its 12th year, the scheme aims to help Lewisham young people achieve their potential at university.
Opening the ceremony, Sir Steve said: "This scheme is about remembering one of the things that was lost as a result of the tragedy - the potential of 14 young people. These awards allow these four young people to achieve their potential, and that is a positive way to make sure the memories of the New Cross Fire victims live on.
"My congratulations go to James, Neda, Christine and Niquella, who are following a strong tradition of exceptional bursary recipients who have taken the opportunity given to them and really done themselves, their families and the university proud."
Mark d'Inverno, Pro Warden International at Goldsmiths, University of London, said: "We are delighted to award these bursaries to James, Neda, Christine and Niquella all of whom are richly deserving of them. I feel a huge sense of pride that this initiative - founded in memory of those who lost their lives 37 years ago - allows us to support four gifted young people from our community. I wish them all the very best for their time at Goldsmiths."