ScottishPower offers up US scholarships for Glasgow students

Issued: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT

The Fundación IBERDROLA, the charitable arm of ScottishPower’s parent company, has joined with the University of Glasgow to offer a select few students fully-funded scholarships to study for a masters degree in the US.

The Fundación IBERDROLA will cover the enrolment fees of successful applicants and provide a £15,000* annual allowance to study at one two prestigious US universities: the University of Rochester and the University of Maine.

The scholarships are open to British, Spanish and American students for masters studies in energy and the environment. The initiative seeks to promote the training of professionals who are capable of leading the industry towards a sustainable model that meets the energy needs of society and contributes to the protection of the environment.

Professor John Chapman, Head of the College of Science and Engineering, said: “The scholarships on offer from Scottish Power through the Fundación IBERDROLA provide a wonderful opportunity to some very lucky students to forge a career in sustainable energy development.

“We are very grateful that we have been chosen as one of the few UK universities to provide these scholarships.”

The selected candidates must focus their training on areas related to renewable energy, sustainable energy systems, the environment and biodiversity, clean carbon technologies and emission management, energy efficiency, energy storage, the electric vehicle and smart grids.

Fundación IBERDROLA will meet the cost of enrolment as well as provide a £15,000* annual allowance in addition to a travel grant of £1,200* for transatlantic flights. Only a limited number of scholarships are available for students at Glasgow.

In the selection process Fundación IBERDROLA will take into account aspects such as academic grades, CV, area of study and references. Special consideration will be given to those candidates who submit the final acceptance certificate issued by either university.

The registration period will open on the day the announcement is made and will close at 2pm on 15 February 2013.

The Fundación IBERDROLA focuses its activity on four major areas: training and research, sustainability and biodiversity, cultural development in the countries where the Group operates, and cooperation and solidarity.

For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email

The application form can be found at:

*GBP equivalent as at 15th November 2011, based on exchange rate of 1 USD = 0.631077 GBP.