20 Dec 2013
Loughborough trio receive IET scholarships
Three Loughborough students have been recognised as engineering rising stars and awarded with a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
As part of the scholarship Alexander Chatten, Ian Loch and Jordan Whitrow will receive £1,000 per year during their studies, up to a maximum of £3000 for Bachelors students and £4000 for MEng students.
The IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships offer long-term financial support to an elite set of engineering students who achieved at least 3 ‘As’ in their A-Levels or Advanced Highers in the summer and are studying on an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course.
The Scholarships represent a £2 million investment being made in the UK’s up and coming engineering talent and have been awarded to 530 of the UK’s top students from 382 schools.
This contribution to students is further evidence of the IET’s ongoing commitment to minimising the skills gap by encouraging the brightest and best students to study IET accredited courses, which will put them on a path that is not only challenging and rewarding, but is also vital to the UK economy.
Barry Brooks, President of the IET comments: “With demand for more than two million engineers over the next few decades, it has never been more important to encourage young people to study engineering so that they are able to follow rewarding careers and, ultimately, protect the UK’s economic prosperity.
“This is the first year we’ve run this programme and we really hope that as more people hear about the scholarship, more will be encouraged to think about studying engineering. Engineering is a varied, exciting and interesting career choice.”