Applications open for IET student and apprentice bursary awards
3 May 2017
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is inviting applications for its bursary scheme to encourage students and apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A total of 10 grants are available for the Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme. Supported by National Grid, these will provide £1,000 annually for the duration of degree or apprenticeship courses.
The grants are available to applicants who have “faced obstacles or personal challenges and need financial assistance”, says the IET.
Organisation president Jeremy Watson commented: “These awards send a clear message to young people: a career as an engineer or technician is a choice for anyone regardless of their background, gender, financial or personal circumstances.
A career as an engineer or technician is a choice for anyone regardless of their background
Jeremy Watson, president, IET
“We are delighted that National Grid has pledged to support this programme and strongly encourage more companies to come forward and engage with these future engineers.”
One of last year’s winners, Layla Graham, explained her bursary had enabled her to attend training events and volunteer alongside study and childcare.
“I was honoured to receive the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary, it’s fantastic how the IET recognises student engineers who have come from different backgrounds and qualifications to get onto a degree programme."