University Bursary Scheme
Background to the scheme
In partnership with Kent County Council, we launched a bursary scheme in 2010 to help local students go to university. For 10 years, London Array will award a three-year bursary of £3,000 a year (index-linked) to one local student towards the cost of tuition fees to study a course in a subject related to sustainable development, science or engineering. Students from schools within a 15 mile radius will be eligible to apply for the bursary, however priority will be given to students that live in, or close to, the parish of Graveney with Goodnestone.
The application process
- To apply to the bursary scheme, please ask your school for an application form or download the form here..
- If you’re entering your first year at univeristy in September 2013 your application form must be submitted by 28 June 2012.
- Your application form must be supported by a relevant piece of work, such as a science or geography project, and a reference from a teacher.
- After the closing date for applications, we’ll short-list potential candidates, who’ll be asked to present their piece of work to our selection panel.
The first recipient of the London Array University Bursary was Benjamin Wigmore from Graveney. Benjamin attended Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury and is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Southamption University.
Benjamin told us “I’m delighted to be the first person to receive the London Array University Bursary. I feel privaleged that this bursary will help me cover my tuition fees for three years, and I can’t wait to begin my course. I’m planning to work hard to gain the skills I need to get my engineering career off to a good start.”
Benjamin was chosen by our selection and interview panel, which consisted of one representative each from Kent County Council and London Array, and a local resident.
Thomas Gray from Rodmersham, was awarded the 2011/12 bursary and last year the bursary was awarded to Thomas Pearce from Goodnestone, who has now taken up his place at Bath University to study for an MEng Hons in Aerospace Engineering.