Dogger Bank Wind Farm Opens Second Round of Scholarship Fund
The Dogger Bank Scholarship Fund has opened again for a second round.
Students from South Tyneside can once again apply for grants of £5,000 if they are undertaking science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses in further education. The scholarship is to be used towards tuition fees.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 130 km off the Yorkshire coast and will generate enough renewable energy to power six million UK homes. During the construction of the wind farm it is helping to increase STEM attainment in local communities, including supporting scholarships.
Twelve young people from South Tyneside were successful in securing a scholarship in the first round of funding including Joshua (19), from South Shields, studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. Joshua previously studied at Harton Sixth Form College. He said:
"This scholarship has helped me with my studies as it helps give me some peace of mind when it comes to repaying my student loans, allowing me to focus wholly on my studies."
Ethan (21) from Redcar (pictured) is studying Mechanical Engineering at Teesside University. A former Middlesbrough College Apprentice, he said:
"Teesside is rich in engineering history, and it is something I have always been interested in. You can change the future by the way you design and develop new technologies. I think the financial support provided by the wind farm is really immense as it allows you to fully focus your time on your studies rather than have the burden of financial worries associated with university."
Steve Wilson, Project Director from Dogger Bank Wind Farm said:
"Our scholarship fund will help local students to prepare for the highly-skilled jobs that will be available in a net zero world. We look forward to supporting and inspiring the workforce of the future as we continue our work to build the world's largest offshore wind farm."
The second round of the scholarship fund is open for applications until 1 September 2022.
Applicants can find out more about the fund and the link to the application from here