Educational Support Fund
Sponsorship for Gifted Students in Marine Science and Engineering to meet industry's critical shortage of suitably qualified entrants.
BENEFITS to both industry sponsors and students:
Early identification of high quality students with potential interest in marine science and technology
Early exposure of sponsoring firms to students and vice versa
Steering of uncommitted high quality students towards the offshore and maritime industry, particularly towards the sponsoring firms
Regular exposure of students' progress, professional interests and project work to sponsoring industry
Potential for industry involvement in project work
Improved industry/university contacts
A ready–made linkage for vacation attachments of students to sponsoring firms
Regular publicity for sponsoring firms
Linkage with a government approved scheme.
HISTORY OF SUCCESS
Over 200 postgraduate and undergraduate students supported through the £450,000 raised by the Educational Support Fund
Very high success rate, with very good academic results, and onward entry into the offshore industry or related research
Of unique scope, the Fund is one of the largest non–governmental sources of sponsorship for science and engineering students
Annual awards range from £2,000 for undergraduates to £4,000 for taught Masters students, with special Gold and Platinum prizes to the outstanding students of the year.
For more information contact:
1 Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1BR
t +44 (0)20 3440 5535
f +44 (0)20 3440 5980
The Society for Underwater Technology's Educational Support Fund offers sponsorship awards to high calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students, either starting or continuing a degree which embraces at least one relevant component area of marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering.
The postgraduate award is only available to students taking one year taught MSc courses.
MRes course students are eligible to apply providing they are not being fully funded by an EPSRC grant. A letter from a supervisor at the University to the effect that they are not being fully funded should be supplied before a student can take up any offer of support from us.
The undergraduate scholarship award will continue throughout the entire period, or remaining part, of the degree course, subject to a satisfactory academic standard being maintained, which will be reviewed annually.
The grants are open to any student, irrespective of age or nationality – for study at any course in the world that is approved by the Society.
This grant is not open for PhD studies.
Postgraduate candidates should:
have obtained their undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering or science subject
have been accepted on a one year Masters (postgraduate) course of study related to offshore engineering, marine science or underwater technology.
Undergraduate candidates should have either:
permission to proceed to the second or subsequent year of the relevant BS, BSc or BEng degree course,
a firm offer of a degree place at a university,
a provisional offer to be based on examination results yet to be taken.
WHEN TO APPLY
Students wishing to be considered for an SUT sponsorship award should complete and return the application form by the 31 July preceding the start or continuation of the degree course in October of the same year.
Late applications will not be entertained.
The selection is made on the basis of the information given in the application form together with:
A head of university department's report and/or current employer’s reference as applicable.
A head teacher's reference or head of a university department's report.
It is important to ensure that all sections of the application form are fully completed.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment in early September.
The Society's Educational Support Fund currently pays its sponsored students up to a maximum of £4,000 per annum for a full academic year.
The Society's Educational Support Fund currently pays its sponsored students up to a maximum of £2,000 per annum for a full academic year.
SUT scholars may apply for other sources of funding and still be eligible for an SUT grant. However, Please note the receipt of an SUT Grant may affect the level of funding that you may receive from other sources.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for an application form for the academic year 2014–2015, contact Cheryl Ince at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: When applying for an application form, please give details of the subject you are studying/intend to study and supply the link to your course from the University webpage.
Once completed, application forms should be returned via e-mail, with relevant reference(s) to arrive by the strict deadline of midnight (UK Time) Thursday 31 July 2014 to:
Cheryl Ince at email@example.com