For the second year the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a bursary scheme that will give successful applicants up to £4,000 to support their education and training.
The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme offers support to students and apprentices who have faced obstacles or personal challenges and need financial assistance to help them during their studies or Apprenticeship. The 2017 scheme is opening with an initial ten grants supported by National Grid. Applications must be received before 12 October 2017.
Funding will be awarded to students on an IET accredited degree course in the UK and apprentices on an IET approved Apprenticeship scheme. They will each receive an award of £1,000 per year for the duration of their degree course (up to three years for BEng and four years for MEng) or Apprenticeship (up to four years). Bursary winners will also benefit from a range of support from the IET and, in return, will be great role models for engineering.
Layla Graham, who received a bursary last year supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, says the funding makes it possible for her to attend training events and get involved in opportunities that she otherwise would have to miss out on.
She said: “As a student and mother of a young family I am using the bursary to enable me to volunteer.”
For more information and to apply, please visit www.theiet.org/horizons before Thursday 12 October 2017.