Last year the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced their Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme. Here’s how they describe the scheme:
“The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) can today reveal that £2 million is being invested in the UK’s up and coming engineering talent. The Diamond Jubilee Scholarships have been awarded to 540 of the UK’s top students from 382 schools who are starting an engineering degree at 27 UK based universities this autumn. The students are the first cohort to win these prestigious scholarships and had to meet the criteria of achieving 3 ‘A’s at A Level, 3 ‘A’ grade Advanced Highers, 5 ‘A’ grade Highers or an International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above and join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course in Autumn 2013. Each student will be receiving an IET scholarship of £1000 per year, up to a maximum of £3000 for Bachelors students and £4000 for MEng students”
I mentioned the scheme to last year’s engineering applicants and I have just received a really nice email from Saskia Rees who completed her A-Levels at RGS this summer and is off to Warwick University to study engineering. Saskia made a successful application and is now receiving a scholarship of £1000 per year of her degree!
But the news gets even better. The scheme will run again in 2014 (Diamond + 1 perhaps), and this means more of you can apply and hopefully be successful. You’ll find all the details you need here. Applications start in January next year so I’ll remind you again then about it. You’ve got nothing to lose in applying and plenty to gain. Good luck to those of you who apply this year.
Finally, here’s a link to the IET press release