If you are about to start an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Technology related subjects this Autumn, then read on.
You could be eligible to apply for one of the 48 Diamond Jubilee Scholarships being offered by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), which could be worth at least £1,000 a year for each year of your 3 or 4-year undergraduate degree. (Please note: Scholarship payments are not paid during a Placement year).
The awards have been designed to encourage and support new engineering talent recognising the importance of its role in society and the country’s economy. A number of engineering companies support the awards and in addition to the funding provided, scholarship winners will also have the opportunity to apply for work placements within their supporting company.
Scholarship winners will also benefit from free membership of the IET whilst studying, plus networking opportunities and professional development support.
Who is eligible to apply?
Open to UK residents, the scholarships are for students embarking on one of the IET accredited courses at a UK institution. You can check whether your course is eligible here CEng and IEng accredited programmes . Your course must be accredited otherwise your application will not be considered.
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In addition, you will also need to achieve one of the following:
- 3 'A's at A Level
- 3 'A' grade Advanced Highers
- 5 'A' grade Highers
- International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above
How to apply
You can make an application using the online application form at the IET. Applications are open now, so you can start completing the form, but you will need to upload your offer letter from UCAS and your examination results when you get them, before the final closing date of August 23rd.
When you start your application you will create a log in so that you can save and return to the application and make changes to it up until the closing date.
On what basis are the applications judged?
Your application will be judged on a variety of factors:
- The quality of your application
- Your commitment to a career in engineering;
- Achievements and academic progress;
- External activity, for example volunteering, STEM promotion or work experience.
June/July 2018 – you should aim to get as much of the application completed as possible
23rd August 2018 – UCAS and exam results uploaded and applications submitted
September – October 2018 – Applicants shortlisted
October – November 2018 – Interviews if required
December 2018 – Applicants informed of the outcome
January 2019 – First payment made to successful applicants