Engineering Leaders Scholarships

The programme

Engineering undergraduates who have the potential to become role models to future generations of engineers, who are looking to become engineering industry leaders should explore the Engineering Leaders Scholarships scheme.

The programme is aimed at providing support for engineering undergraduates in UK universities who are ambitious and inspiring both within their university and in their community, and who have a clear passion for engineering.  Successful individuals have access to opportunities to accelerate their personal development.

Recipients will get the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to fulfil their potential, helping them to move into engineering leadership positions in UK industry soon after graduation.

All Scholars receive £5,000 to be used over three years towards career personal development activities, access to advice and support from senior engineers and networking and training events throughout the three years.

The scheme is open to those who are engineering undergraduates at UK universities who are eligible to pay the equivalent of UK home fees, applicants must be in the second year of a three or four year degree or the third year of a five year degree when they apply.

Experiences of previous awardees:

  • 'When you start out, a big thing is being able to differentiate yourself from other engineers…the experiences on the award provides you with a talking point so that you don’t sound like everybody else…the value it provided cannot be underestimated.'
  • 'Not just the money, but an investment in me as a person….this was fantastic and I wouldn’t have thought about doing any of these things without the money and the contacts the award provided.'
  • 'The award made me much more open minded and less anxious about the possibilities of international trade…it gave me a more global outlook, which is good for the global engineering industry.'

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