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.
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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.
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"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.