ScottishPower will provide scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year for postgraduate studies at universities in the United Kingdom in the following areas of knowledge:
- Electrical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering
- Renewable/Sustainable Energy
- Onshore/Offshore Renewable Engineering
- Environmental Sciences /Climate Change
- Global Energy Management
- Computer Science and Software Engineering
- Cyber Security and Information Security
- Big Data Analytics and Data Science
ScottishPower has been building relationships with universities in our communities for a number of years. Working together, we aim to support development of future talent while mitigating the projected skills gap within the energy sector. With this programme we reaffirm our established links with the following universities:
- University of Edinburgh
- Heriot-Watt University
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Glasgow
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- University of Liverpool
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Bangor University
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
- University of East Anglia
In addition we will accept applications for scholarships from any UK university providing that the course objectives match our specified knowledge areas.
Scholars will benefit from:
- Payment of enrolment costs at the university
- A monthly payment of £1,200 per month
- Company mentor
- Assistance with identifying an industry related project to assist with their academic studies
- Exciting career prospects
In return for the scholarship, ScottishPower are looking for each scholar to:
- Promote career opportunities available within the company
- Act as a STEM ambassador for the industry
- Introduce future scholarship applicants to the scheme
- Support any recruitment activities agreed on campus
Chelsea Houghton, Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering, is now working towards a Masters in Sustainable Civil and Structural Engineering.
Talking about the Scholarship programme, Chelsey said: "I aspire to be an engineer of the future, to allow my innovation and passion to improve the quality of lives and tackle environmental issues. I want to represent and inspire people, from young women, to mothers, to vocational students, all of which I hope I can have a voice for and can relate to. Without the ScottishPower Scholarship programme, I wouldn’t be in a position to undertake a Masters degree. The course will open doors for me that I would otherwise not have access to."
The application period for 2019/2020 is now closed
The application process for our 2019/2020 Master's Scholarship Programme has now closed.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in online assessments with selected candidates then invited to interview in April/May 2019. Offers will be made in June 2019.