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Foundation Scholarships Open For Energy & Environment Students In The UK


- Scholarships programme part of £1.5m investment in research & education -

The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants in the UK for the 2015/16 academic year.

The scholarships aim 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 open on Monday 2 February and close on Thursday 26 March.

Grants are available to those who wish to study towards qualifications in energy and environment related studies such as renewable energies, sustainable energy systems, environment and biodiversity, clean coal technologies, emissions management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart grids. The grants cover full enrolment costs and provide an additional living allowance of £1,200 per month.

Scholarship places are available at five of the UK’s most respected Universities: the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, University of Strathclyde, and Imperial College London.

Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer at the ScottishPower Foundation, said:

"The partnership between the ScottishPower Foundation and Fundacion IBERDROLA helps continue the development of the UK’s future industry leaders. Over the past five years the ScottishPower Foundation has supported over 60 students through their post-graduate studies, giving them the opportunity to build a career in the energy industry.

"Today’s announcement further demonstrates our long term investment in skills and education and encourages emerging talent at the highest level.

"This call is part of the Fundación IBERDROLA’S overall investment of £1.5m in research and education programmes in the UK and Spain with scholarships seeking to promote excellence in education in the area of energy.

"We are delighted to continue working with the five universities across the UK and look forward to receiving the students’ applications."

More details on the UK scholarship programme can be found at:

Fundación IBERDROLA / Areas of Activity / Training and Research / Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies / Scholarships for Master´s Studies in Energy and Environment in the United Kingdom

For further information please contact Kirsty MacLeod, Emma Paul or Jen Ward at Stripe Communications on 07875 463 744 or 0131 561 8628. You can also email the team at

Notes to editors:

ScottishPower Foundation
ScottishPower Foundation is a registered Scottish charity (SC043862) and a company limited by guarantee (SC445116). Registered Office: 1 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow G2 8SP

With Ignacio Galán as founding trustee and Manuel Marín as chairman, Fundación IBERDROLA focuses its activity on four major areas: training and research, energy sustainability and biodiversity, cooperation and solidarity, and cultural development in the countries where the Group carries out its activity.

In addition, the Foundation carries out other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of people in the regions where IBERDROLA operate.