Almost £100,000 has been awarded to gifted engineering students this year through the ICE QUEST undergraduate scholarship scheme.
Supported by industry and the ICE, the scheme aims to support and encourage high calibre students into the civil engineering profession.
Fifty undergraduate students were awarded scholarships from the 2010 round, which will see over £370,000 invested in their education over four to five years.
ICE president Peter Hansford said that in the current economic climate supporting future engineers is even more important. “The ICE’s own report shows that UK infrastructure needs a complete overhaul to be fit for the future and it is our profession who must deliver it.
The ICE is committed to helping industry retain and develop its skill base so we can meet the challenges ahead, and the QUEST scholarship is one way we do this.”
More than 450 students applied for the award, with over 100 interviews taking place in London and Belfast.
More information on the scholarship and other awards QUEST offers can be found at www.ice.org.uk/quest.
Scheme supporters are: Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Bam Nuttall, Buro Happold, CF Lunoe Trust, Costain, Galliford Try, Gifford, Graham, Interserve Project Services, John Sisk & Son, Lagan, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Peter Brett Associates, Skanska, Tony Gee & Partners, Vinci and WSP Group.