Students urged to apply for new ScottishPower Foundation Masters Scholarships

Issued: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:26:00 GMT

The ScottishPower Foundation has today announced 14 new post-graduate scholarship grants, available at the University of Glasgow, for the 2016/17 academic year. The UK programme will work in partnership with its Spanish equivalent, the Fundación IBERDROLA, in Spain to offer 24 scholarship places in the UK in total and 130 places worldwide.

The scholarships programme aims 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 8 February and will close on Tuesday 29 March.

Grants are available to those who wish to study towards qualifications in energy and environment related studies at the University of Glasgow. The programme is calling on recent graduates wishing to pursue a career in energy and environment related studies with a particular focus on the development of renewable energies and boosting biodiversity, as well as the efficiency of the energy system.

Since it was launched in 2010, the scheme has provided over £2.5 million in grants towards training the next generation excellence in their chosen field. Scholarships are open to degree-holders and graduates, with those awarded receiving grants to cover full enrolment costs as well as generous living allowance.  

Scholarship places are available at seven of the UK’s most respected Universities: the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, University of Strathclyde, University of East Anglia and Imperial College London. Two places will also be offered to students wishing to study at selected Spanish Universities.

Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer at the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “The ScottishPower Foundation is committed to supporting the advancement of young people across the UK and our partnership with Fundación IBERDROLA strongly supports the development of our future industry leaders. In the last six years, the Scholarships programme has offered 72 students the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to build a career in the energy industry, at some of the world’s best institutions in the UK, and we are delighted to be opening the initiative for another year.”

Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, Professor Muffy Calder, said: "We are delighted to be part of the ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship programme this year. It offers students a real opportunity to develop their skills with the support of our team and we are looking forward to welcoming the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Glasgow."