ScottishPower Foundation scholarships open for energy and environment students

The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants for the 2014/15 academic year.

The scholarships aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead the energy industry into the future. Applications for the forthcoming academic year opened on Monday 3 February and close on Thursday 3 April.

The partnership between the two organisations will invest over 1.65m in research and education programmes between the UK and Spain with scholarships seeking to promote excellence in education in the area of energy. Special emphasis is given to the development of renewable energy sources, the enhancement of biodiversity and improving the efficiency of the energy system.

Professor John Chapman, Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, said: “We’ve very pleased to be partnering with the ScottishPower Foundation and Fundacion IBERDROLA for a second year.

“The University is involved in a wide range of renewable energy research and development projects, and our graduates are well-equipped to make real contributions to changing how energy is generated, stored and distributed.”

Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer at the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “The partnership between the ScottishPower Foundation and Fundacion IBERDROLA helps continue the development of the UK’s future industry leaders at five leading Universities.

“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our long term investment in skills and education and encourages emerging talent at the highest level.”

Grants are available to those who wish to study towards qualifications in energy and environment related studies such as renewable energies, sustainable energy systems, environment and biodiversity, clean coal technologies, emissions management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart grids. The grants cover full enrolment costs and provide an additional living allowance of £1,200 per month.

Scholarship places are available at five of the UK’s most respected Universities: the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, University of Strathclyde, and Imperial College London.

More details on all scholarship programmes can be found at www.fundacioniberdrola.org

Find out more

Interested in studying for your Masters in the field of engineering and energy and receiving a scholarship which includes a living allowance of up to £14,400 and fee payment?

Find out more at our information evening on Thursday 13th March 2014, 5.30pm, Postgraduate Suite, Room 468, James Watt South Building.

The Scottish Power Foundation is providing students the opportunity to gain scholarships for Masters study at the University of Glasgow. Applicants are assessed on the basis of academic ability for study on any of the following MSc programmes: 

  • Civil Engineering and Management
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Management
  • Sustainable Energy 

Please note that these specific scholarships are open to British, Spanish and American students.

Apply online from the 3rd February to 3rd April 2014. Applicants must also submit an application to the University of Glasgow for their programme of choice by the university deadline.

To register for the information evening please contact scieng‐gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk by Thursday 6th March.



For further information please contact Stuart Martin or Chris Bone at Stripe Communications on 0131 561 8628 or 07540 372528. You can also email the team at scottishpower@stripecommunications.com

Notes to editors

ScottishPower Foundation
ScottishPower Foundation is a registered Scottish charity (SC043862) and a company limited by guarantee (SC445116). Registered Office: 1 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow G2 8SP

Fundación IBERDROLA
With Ignacio Galán as founding trustee and Manuel Marín as chairman, Fundación IBERDROLA focuses its activity on four major areas: training and research, energy sustainability and biodiversity, cooperation and solidarity, and cultural development in the countries where the Group carries out its activity.

In addition, the Foundation carries out other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of people in the regions where IBERDROLA operates.

First published: 4 February 2014