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Ex student Rebecca McGrother wins the prestigious Engineering Horizons Bursary

Coalville - based Rebecca McGrother formerly of King Edward VII Science and Sport College has celebrated her success after receiving an Engineering Horizons Bursary by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Engineering Horizons Bursary offers long-term financial support to 75 engineering students and apprentices in the UK

Coalville - based Rebecca McGrother of King Edward VII Science and Sport College has celebrated their success after receiving an Engineering Horizons Bursary by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The Engineering Horizons Bursary has been awarded to students who are passionate about engineering and have taken up a place on an engineering or technology degree course which has been accredited by the IET.

In this second year of the scheme, 75 bursaries have been awarded to students and apprentices. The scheme helps students entering an apprenticeship or an engineering degree programme, who have qualifications such as a BTEC, HND, Access to Higher Education Diploma or other vocational qualification, as well as those in challenging circumstances. The sponsorship is £1,000 for up to four years and winners also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks.

Ms Byrne College Principal said, ‘Rebecca was an exceptional student whilst at King Edward VII striving for nothing less than brilliance! We are VERY proud of her achievements and she fully deserves public recognition from The Institute of Engineering. We wish her every success in her continued journey’

Nick Winser, IET President commented: “We’re thrilled to have been able to support talented apprentices and undergraduate students who have overcome obstacles and personal challenges to pursue an engineering education and career for the second year in a row.

“We hope that the scheme will continue to grow and we will build the number of our bursary winners, who have a passion for engineering and are keen to promote engineering to others.”

The investment is being made in collaboration with Exilarch’s Foundation, The Engineers Trust (Worshipful Company of Engineers), The Manly Trust , Nigel and Ruth Fine, Mr & Mrs Tubbs, National Grid and  Siemens.

The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary programme is open to all UK students who are applying to join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course, or are already studying on a course (except final year students).  Those who are selected will receive at least £1,000 per year during their studies.

Prospective students who are wishing to apply for an Engineering Horizons Bursary can apply online soon. See www.theiet.org/horizons

King Edward VII Science and Sport College is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 8158225 and has a registered office at Warren Hills Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 4UW