In partnership with Kent County Council, we launched a bursary scheme in 2010 to help local students go to university
Background to the Scheme
For 10 years, London Array is awarding a three-year bursary of £3,000 a year (index-linked) to one local student towards the cost of their university tuition fees. This is to enable them to study a course in a subject related to sustainable development, science or engineering.
Students from schools within 15 miles of our Cleve Hill substation are eligible to apply for the bursary, however priority is given to applicants living in, or close to, the parish of Graveney with Goodnestone.
The Application Process
- Applicants starting university in September need to have submitted their application before the closing date of 20 June 2019.
- Application forms must be supported by a relevant piece of work, such as a science or geography project, and a reference from a teacher.
- Potential candidates will then be shortlisted and invited to present their work to our selection panel
In 2010, the first recipient of the London Array University Bursary was Benjamin Wigmore from Graveney. A former pupil at Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury, he obtained a first class Masters degree with honours in mechanical engineering with advanced materials from the University of Southampton.
Further bursaries have been presented to Thomas Gray, to study electronic engineering at Surrey University; Thomas Pearce, aerospace engineering at Bath University; Charlotte Dobson for geography at Bristol; Alice Marshall, geology at the University of Edinburgh; Oliver Jackson for mechanical engineering at the University of the West of England in Bristol; Samuel Dale for chemical engineering at Imperial College London; Patrick Goodwin, for civil engineering at Coventry University. The bursary beginning in the 2018/19 academic year was awarded to Katie Cantwell-Jones, she is studying Zoology at Leeds University. See related news item here.