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Students From Glasgow and Edinburgh Receive Scholarships From The Iberdrola Foundation

19/07/2010

The Iberdrola Foundation has presented 38 scholarships for postgraduate studies in Energy and Environment, following the first round of scholarships to be offered by the body. Two students from the University of Edinburgh and one from the University of Strathclyde were amongst those to receive a scholarship. The successful students will enjoy assistance of between 14,000 and 20,000 Euros to carry out their studies.

The students were presented their scholarships at a ceremony held in Madrid attended by the Spanish Minister for Education, Ángel Gabilondo, the Chairman of Iberdrola and Honorary Trustee of the Iberdrola Foundation, Ignacio Galán and the Chairman of the Iberdrola Foundation, Manuel Marín.

The first round of scholarships for Masters and PhD studies in Energy and Environment attracted an excellent response from the academic world. For the 38 scholarships available, the Foundation received over 600 applications.

The selection criteria was based on the candidates’ academic aptitude and the quality of their chosen course, which must be centred on the following areas: renewable energy, sustainable energy systems, environment and biodiversity, clean coal technologies, emissions management and carbon capture, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart grids.

This initiative is part of the Iberdrola Foundation’s 2010-2014 Master Plan, which strives for professional excellence whilst also aiming to improve quality of life in the areas in which the Company operates.

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About the Iberdrola Foundation

The Iberdrola Foundation is an institution funded by the Iberdrola Group, one of the largest energy companies in the world. The Foundation has embarked on a new stage in its activity which is focussed on three main areas: advances towards a sustainable Energy model, cultural development of the countries in which IBERDROLA carries out its activity and collaboration for development and solidarity.  Ignacio Galán is Patron and Founder of the Iberdrola Foundation, and Manuel Marín is Chairman.

About the Scottish Students

University of Strathclyde:
Catherine Thomson (MSc Electrical Power Engineering with Business)

University of Edinburgh:  
Katie Vowles (MSc Carbon Capture and Storage)
Adam Heffill (MSc Sustainable Energy Systems)

Media Information: Paul Ferguson, 0141 566 4515

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