Are you a UK national studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) course at a university or college? If so, you might be interested in the United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) STEM Scholarships 2023. This scholarship program, offered by the University of Strathclyde, aims to support students who wish to pursue a career in the UK Maritime Defence Sector.
The scholarship offers partial funding of £1,500 per academic year and is available for one year. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a STEM subject degree at a UK university or college. Keep in mind that many employers in the Maritime Defence Sector require UK security clearance for specific positions, so this scholarship might be particularly appealing if you are interested in working in this field.
To apply, you’ll need to submit a Cover Letter, CV, and Reference from your university or college tutor. Additionally, you must answer an essay question in no more than 500 words. The essay prompt asks you to explore how the Royal Navy could use its older, retiring technology to contribute to a net-zero sustainable future without increasing its carbon footprint. This topic delves into the crucial issue of Climate Change and highlights the importance of finding sustainable solutions.
Winning this scholarship comes with several benefits, including guidance from a UKNEST graduate buddy, mentorship from a UKNEST Member Organisation, and the possibility of a work placement with a UKNEST Organization. These opportunities can provide valuable experiences and connections within the Maritime Defence Sector.
The application deadline for the UKNEST STEM Scholarships 2023 is 22nd September 2023. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are passionate about STEM and the future of the UK Maritime Defence Sector, don’t miss this chance to apply for financial support that could help you further your academic and professional goals. Good luck with your application!