£3,500 boost for female UK student studying Informatics.
Edinburgh’s Amazon Women in Engineering (Informatics) Bursary is being increased from £1,500 to £3,500 per year and renamed as the Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary.
The bursary was first established in Edinburgh three years ago, to support a UK female student commencing an undergraduate Informatics degree, for the duration of her course.
Graeme Smith, Managing Director at Amazon Development Centre (Scotland), says:
“Because the bursary has been a success, Amazon has decided to extend it to Cambridge and London. The award at Edinburgh is being increased to £3,500 per year, which will also be applied to students already in the programme. It’s also being renamed the Amazon Women in Innovation bursary.”
Professor Johanna Moore, Head of the School of Informatics, says:
“We’ve been working with the team at Amazon for two years to bring the bursary scheme to our students and we’re thrilled that the fund is being increased an extended beyond 2017. Students in the scheme have benefitted hugely, not only from Amazon’s financial support but also from the opportunity to get experience and mentoring from professionals at the top of their game.”
Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open 1 November 2016.