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Student Bursaries are now accepting applications

Student Bursaries are now accepting applications

November 2023

We have already had a great response for our bursary awards this year. 

We would like to give the greatest number of students the opportunity to apply. Therefore, we will extend the applications until 10 December 2023. This is a hard deadline as judging will commence after this date. We encourage students to prepare now and get quality entries in as soon as possible.

Our 2024 Student Bursary applications are now LIVE - as from the 1st November 2023 and entries close on 1st December 2023.

SPE Aberdeen supports students through an annual bursary programme. Over the last 10 years we have distributed £200K to students across Scotland. We invite applications in December each year, and award bursaries of between £500 and £3000 each February. The timing is intended to help students who might be struggling financially to complete their course of study.

These bursaries are open to Full-Time Postgraduate students, PhD students and Under-Graduate students studying Energy related courses while attending the listed 4 Universities under SPE Aberdeen Section.

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Strathclyde

Please note that only current students are eligible for an award – and this does not include those students who have extended their studies. Eligibility criteria –The applicant should demonstrate in their response:

  • A Course of study that is directly relevant to the energy industry
  • A Clear intention/commitment to work in the energy industry
  • Academic merit
  • A member of SPE
  • Active involvement in the SPE

If you are eligible and wish to apply for a bursary, please download the form in either Word or PDF format, fill it in on your computer and email the completed form along with the additional questions to Diane Wood

The form asks for some relevant information from you, to help the selection committee to make its judgement. The committee may also contact your University for further information. Please provide, succinctly, any information which you feel may be useful. Do not attach any other files to the email. Applications will be reviewed and recommended by the SPE Aberdeen Section Student Development Committee. The Board has final approval. Applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted on time and as instructed.

Our next programme was launched on 1st November 2023.

A shortlist of candidates will be invited to present their answers to the judging panel in Aberdeen. In order to accommodate students and interviewers not based in Aberdeen, these presentations may also be requested to be done remotely. The date and time of this presentation will be confirmed later, and in what capacity. Successful candidates for the bursary awards will be announced in February 2024. All awardees will be invited to attend the Award ceremony.


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