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Value of awards increased

THE VALUE of the ICE's Queen's Jubilee Scholarship Trust, which supports promising civil engineers through college, has risen to £2.83M.

A recent ET&M paper revealed that, in view of the 12% rise in the fund since the new year, the budget for awards for the next academic year would increase from £175,000 to £200,000.

Students starting accredited civil engineering degree courses will be the main beneficiaries ,with £112,000 in scholarships up for grabs.

Ninety-four applications for QUEST scholarships have been received from school-leavers, and a shortlist of 65 students has been selected based on forecast A level results. Forty students will compete for thirty £1,500 scholarships. Interviews for the scholarships, which have been increased from £1,250, will be held on 10 September.

Other details in the QUEST paper included:

Awards totalling £26,105 that have already been made to 18 out of 22 Continuing Education applicants.

QUEST bursaries of up to £10,000 to be made to Members and Associate Members nominated by the course provider on Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment at Cambridge University, Construction Project Management at Loughborough University, and Engineering Project Management at UMIST.

Past ICE President David Green to take over from Robin Wilson as Chairman of the Committee from 1 January 1999.

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