A total of 254 Quest scholarshi awards were made as part of ICE 200th anniversary celebrations, up from 186 in 2017.
More than half of 2018’s undergraduate scholarships were awarded to women, who picked up 43 out of a total 76 scholarships awarded.
The Queen’s Jubilee Scholarship Trust, or Quest, was set up to encourage and support education in civil engineering. Quest offers scholarships and bursaries for students, graduates and professionally-qualified ICE members at all levels to develop their knowledge and skills and help them to fulfil their potential.
Quest Committee chair and ICE Past President Barry Clarke said: “I am delighted that over 200 Quest awards have been made during the ICE’s bicentenary year, helping us to showcase the rewarding and varied careers on offer in civil engineering.
“The latest Quest graduates are a testament to the passion and creativity of the next generation and I congratulate them all. I look forward to seeing how they have used their Quest scholarships to further their careers and make their mark on the profession, helping to directly transform lives and safeguard the future for people’s families.”
University of Manchester undergraduate Clara Bermejo said a Quest scholarship had helped her career. “Being a Quest scholar is a seal of approval. If you go for a job and someone else has the same CV, with the same level of qualification, you can say: ‘the ICE has chosen me’ - it really opens doors.”
- Prospective Quest candidates can view award criteria and information on how and when to apply at www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-training/awards-competitions-and-scholarships