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Future Talent Awards

The Launch Scholarship

We want to help and support people from all backgrounds and circumstances onto the engineering career ladder and recognise the importance of a strong first start.

We realise every individual has very different experiences and opportunities and sometimes these can be barriers to pursuing a career in engineering.

This scholarship has been specifically created for students, degree apprentices and apprentices, who have faced financial challenges or personal obstacles and have a passion for engineering.

Recipients receive £1,500 per year for the duration of their degree course, and they can apply in any year of study, so they are able to access funding even if they have already started their course.

Your support means that we can offer many more scholarships than we could alone.

How your donations make a difference to aspiring engineers

Listen to Dilani Selvanathan explain how her bursary experience has made a difference in her career path.

"The award helped boost my confidence at a time when it felt like the universe was telling me that I'd never be an engineer and to just give up."

Jessica Paterson MEng

"The scholarship has allowed me to pursue extracurricular activities and encouraged me to give back to the community. Both of these things helped develop my passion for engineering and the desire to complete a doctorate degree that is focused on using engineering to make a difference to people's lives."

Sophie, studying for a PhD. Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

"The support and networking opportunities provided by the IET gave me more confidence to apply for higher proficiency jobs and also encouraged me to chase my initial goals. I am very grateful that I was awarded an IET Bursary. I found this experience a unique and valuable achievement in my professional life which I am really proud of."

Mehdi, Graduate Electrical Engineer, IET Engineering Horizons Bursary

"I cannot express how valuable this bursary has been for me and the way it has provided me with the tools to help me to become a better engineer."

Basma Ali, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Coventry University, IET Engineering Horizons Bursary supported by the Manly Trust

Our Future Talent Awards take forward the best elements of both our former Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Engineering Horizons Bursaries and reflect the current needs of society and the engineering sector.

Futures Fund

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