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HE Bulletin - Autumn 2023

MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme, supporting black students

Published: 25/10/2023

The MSc Motorsport Scholarship Programme, created with the support of the Ignite Partnership, aims to support individuals from Black or mixed Black ethnic backgrounds who want to study a master’s degree in motorsport (or a related eligible course).

The programme was developed to address a specific recommendation within The Hamilton Commission's first report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport. The Hamilton Commission, formed by Sir Lewis Hamilton HonFREng, established a partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering to address the underrepresentation of Black people in UK motorsport and the STEM sector.

Successful awardees will receive:

• Up to £25,000 of funding to cover the full tuition fees and maintenance costs for an eligible Motorsport (or related) MSc course
• Dedicated training and networking events with Motorsport representatives
• Dedicated Motorsport experiences
• Access to career training and support, through the Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP)
• Access to an online community forum to collaborate and communicate with other awardees and programme supporters

Applications reopened on 17 October 2023 for students in the final year of their undergraduate degree, or for those who have graduated within the last three years and have met all other eligibility criteria.

For more information, eligibility criteria and a full list of eligible courses, please visit the RAEng website.