IET awards £200,000 in scholarships and awards for computer science and engineering students


IET awards £200,000 in scholarships and awards for computer science and engineering students

Kayleigh Bateman

More than 120 students were awarded £200,000 in scholarships and awards this week, as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) rewarded hard-working UK students that choose to study computer science and engineering subjects.

Presented at the annual IET Ambition and Achievement Awards, undergraduates and postgraduates received scholarships ranging in value from £1,000 to £3,000 per year, for the duration of an IET-accredited degree course.

A quarter of the winners were women.

Nigel Fine, chief executive, IET said: “After an incredible year that saw the UK’s engineering ability showcased to the world, we are proud to acknowledge the next generation of engineers and technicians.

"The Ambition Awards celebrate the incredible wealth of talent this country has to offer, particularly the achievements of talented young students who I believe will go on to become great ambassadors for UK engineering.”

The start of this year saw the IET launch a £1million investment, as part of its Diamond Jubilee Scholarships scheme. The scheme targets students that are applying for IET-accredited courses in computing, electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering from 2013. 

The IET pledged to award every student achieving three A grades at A-Level, with £1,000 for each year of their degree.

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