Green scholarships launched

The People’s Postcode Lottery has announced a partnership with the University of Edinburgh to create a postgraduate scholarship programme for students developing an environmentally friendly project.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Scholarship is a £100,000 competition for prospective and current students wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree that will develop a green-themed commercial concept.

Sustainability and creativity

Selected students will be awarded a scholarship of up to £20,000 to cover their postgraduate degree tuition fees for up to three years.

The scholarship is looking for students with concepts and ideas that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.

A judging panel will consider applications that could be brought to market and potentially make a contribution towards reducing carbon emissions.

Apply now

Entries are now open. Final date for submissions is 31 March 2016.

The competition is also open to prospective and current Open University students.