Funding helps new generation of professionals

Edinburgh students are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship programme that supports future leaders in the energy sector.

The ScottishPower Foundation is offering 28 grants to masters students for the 2017/18 academic year. Each funding award covers tuition fees plus a generous living allowance.

Sought-after positions

Students from a range of disciplines will be considered for the awards. These include those looking to study renewable and sustainable energy systems, clean combustion technologies, electric vehicles, and smart distribution networks.

Applications open on Thursday, 9 February and close on Friday, 7 April at 1pm.

For more details on how to apply and the full list of criteria, visit the scholarships website.

Pioneering initiative

The programme aims to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead the energy industry into the future.

This year will also incorporate degrees such as information and communication technology (ICT), cybersecurity and big data management. This recognises an increase in demand for new technology roles within the industry.

There is no doubt that the future of the energy industry lies in the hands of our bright young people and the ScottishPower Foundation is committed to supporting the advancement of their education. We’re delighted to be bringing back the Scholarships programme on a bigger scale than ever before, it presents a huge opportunity for graduates and we’re really excited to see where it takes them in their careers.

Keith AndersonTrustee of ScottishPower Foundation

Ongoing partnership

The scholarships are provided by the ScottishPower Foundation in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion Iberdrola.

Since its launch in 2010, the Foundation has invested more than £850,000 in the programme. This year is set to be its biggest funding year yet with approximately £700,000 being invested.

We are very pleased to continue our involvement in this exciting partnership with the ScottishPower Foundation and most appreciative that they are supporting us once more. These scholarships will help to equip a new generation of young professionals with the skills they need to lead the energy industry into the future.

Professor Sir Timothy O’SheaPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor

Related Links

ScottishPower Foundation

Iberdrola Foundations