Students on course for energy cash

Undergraduates wanting to progress in the energy and environment industry can now benefit from 28 new grants. The ScottishPower Foundation has announced the latest wave of its Masters Scholarship programme for the 2017/18 academic […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Undergraduates wanting to progress in the energy and environment industry can now benefit from 28 new grants.

The ScottishPower Foundation has announced the latest wave of its Masters Scholarship programme for the 2017/18 academic year – it plans to invest around £700,000.

Places are open to degree holders and graduates from a range of disciplines. The programme will primarily cater to those interested in studying renewable energy systems, clean combustion technologies, electric vehicles and smart distribution networks.

The students will have their enrolment costs covered in addition to a generous living allowance.

This year, in recognition of an increase in demand for new technology roles within the industry, the programme will also incorporate degrees such as information & communication technology, cybersecurity and big data management.

Michael Bush, an alumnus of the programme, said: “From start to finish, the ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships programme was a truly brilliant experience. If I had gone straight into the working world, I doubt I would have had the same valuable lessons and advice so early on in my career.

“Having the financial support from the ScottishPower Foundation meant I was able to focus on the task in hand and I would encourage anyone thinking about a future in the energy sector to apply.”

Applications for the programme open on 9th Februaryand close on 7th April.