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Launch Scholarship

For this scholarship you can be in any year of study, and you will receive £1,500 per year for up to four years.

Take a look at the criteria below to see if you are eligible to apply.

The criteria

  • For UK residents only
  • Open to part-time and full-time students
  • For students, degree apprentices and apprentices who have overcome personal obstacles or have financial need
  • Students can be in any year of a degree course that has been accredited by the IET. Please check the list of IET accredited programmes.
  • For Apprentices who have started or are already in any year of an IET accredited apprenticeship scheme - the apprenticeship must not end before September 2022
  • If you are in receipt of a Diamond Jubilee scholarship, you may only apply for a Launch scholarship if you are eligible


Here is a step-by-step guide which will take you through the application process.


If you would like to fill in the application offline and then paste your answers to the online form you can open a word version. You will need to use the CTRL C & CTRL V options when copying back to the online form.

Benefits for recipients

  • You’ll receive £1,500 per year for up to four years (paid in March each year)
  • You’ll be presented with a certificate by your donor at an awards ceremony and invited to attend workshops to learn more about the IET, your donor and how to get involved with the IET
  • Free IET Student membership during your course (if not provided by your university)
  • Opportunities to network with other engineers
  • Professional Development support
  • Become an ambassador for the IET and inspire young people to pursue engineering studies and STEM careers.

Current donors

Please look at our current list of donors for Future Talent Awards - Launch Scholorships. These are split into engineering companies and also charitable trusts/individuals.

If there is a particular donor you are interested in engaging with please reference this in your application.