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Created On: 12 October 2012 10:32 AM
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 12 October 2012 10:32 AM
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manadasor

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Why is it not made clear in the information about the Diamond Juliee Scholarship the young people in resident in Scotland and gaining a place ton an IET accredited degree course at a Scottish University are ineligible for this Scholarship.
 12 October 2012 05:28 PM
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dcanty

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I would like to clarify that there is no rule to say that people from Scotland are not eligible. However, the scholarships are initially available for A level students of which there are very few in Scotland.

The IET plans to expand the scholarship to include other qualilfications (e.g. Advanced Highers) when funding allows. We will be putting a Frequently Asked Question about this on the relevant website page next week and in other communications to explain this point.

Dan Canty
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 13 December 2012 11:03 AM
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dcanty

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The IET is delighted to announce that a new scholarship programme to encourage the brightest students from across the UK into IET accredited programmes has been expanded to include those who study Highers and Advanced Highers.

Initially aimed at those with A levels, this announcement also makes the scholarship available to those with Scottish pre-University qualifications who study an IET accredited BEng or MEng degree in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland providing they meet the criteria explained below.

The Diamond Jubilee Scholarships are named in honour of the IET's patron, Her Majesty the Queen, and aim to help address the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills shortage in the UK.
Professor Andy Hopper, IET President, said: "The main aim of this national initiative is to encourage the brightest and best students to study IET accredited courses, which will put them on a path that is not only challenging and rewarding, but is also vital to the UK's sustainable economic growth. One of the important roles of the Institution of Engineering and Technology is to stimulate and promote interactions between industry and academia. In the current economic climate, the flow of ideas, knowledge, and skilled people from universities into industry is more important than at any time in recent history. The role to be played by the IET in this respect assumes even greater importance and the IET's board of trustees has made a significant commitment to the next generation of engineers through this exciting scheme".

Criteria
Students who meet the minimum criteria will be entitled to an IET scholarship of £1,000 per year during their studies up to a maximum of £3000 for Bachelors students and £4000 for MEng students.
Entrants will need to have achieved at least 3 'A' grades at A-levels, 3 'A' grade Advanced Highers or 5 'A' grade Highers and must be embarking upon an IET accredited BEng or MEng programme from Autumn 2013. They must be a UK resident and not in receipt of another IET scholarship or IET grant.

Subsequent annual payments will depend on progressing to the next stage of the programme with an average mark of 60% or above. Successful students will also be required to provide updates on their career to the IET after graduation.

Key dates
Entry opens in January 2013 via online submission and applications must be received by 27 June 2013.

See www.theiet.org/diamond


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The IET
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