23 Jan 2018
Loughborough student wins national scholarship for engineering talent
Alfredo Stock, a first-year Mechanical Engineering student at Loughborough University, has celebrated success after receiving a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarships scheme offers long-term financial support to a number of talented engineering students in the UK.
The scholarship awards each recipient with at least £1,000 per academic year. Winners will also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks, in an attempt to close the ever growing skills gap in the sector.
Alfredo fit the scholarships’ tough criteria - achieving an impressive three A*s and a Physics D1 at A Level – and secured one of 75 scholarships that have been awarded nationally.
Nick Winser, IET President commented: “In a world where technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers.
“With this in mind, we are really pleased to give financial help to the 75 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarship. We hope that they will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow in an industry which offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities and challenges.”
Having searched online for different scholarships, the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship stood out to Alfredo because of the non-financial benefits available, such as IET student membership.
Alfredo said: “It feels good to have been awarded the scholarship, as I am sure it will be very helpful financially, and for my future career. It also gives me some extra motivation to do well on my course. I am not completely sure of my specific career goals, but am hoping that the scholarship and degree will give me the experiences to help decide on a future career path.”