Scholarships and awards for undergraduates and apprentices

The Institution is committed to supporting the educational and development needs of today’s mechanical engineering undergraduates and apprentices.

The undergraduate and apprentice scholarships and awards offer assistance to students who are about to start or have already started on mechanical engineering degrees and apprenticeships accredited by the Institution.

With mechanical engineering very much an international discipline, the Institution is committed to helping undergraduates gain experience of working and studying in a different country. To this end, the awards include scholarships and grants for academic and industrial placements abroad.

The Institution enjoys excellent associations with some of the biggest names in the engineering industry. The current Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme includes awards sponsored by Amec Foster Wheeler - Clean Energy, Eaton and Land Rover who as part of the scholarship are offering a scholarship/award to a student to assist them with their accredited degree-level programmes.

Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year Award was launched by the Institution to celebrate the achievements of our Apprentice Affiliate members, and the contribution they make to the engineering sector, industry and the wider economy. The winner will receive an educational grant of £1,500. Find out more

Closing date for applications  - 30 June each year.

Apprentice to Undergraduate

Whitworth Scholarships offer up to £20,000 to engineering apprentices so they can gain an engineering degree.  Find out more

Closing date for applications  - 30 June each year.

Undergraduate scholarships

IMechE Undergraduate Scholarships (numbers available to be determined by the committee)

  • 1 x IMechE "Land Rover Spen King Sustainability Award"
  • 1 x IMechE "Eaton" Undergraduate Scholarship

These scholarships offer mechanical engineering undergraduates up to £8,000 for their studies. Find out more

Closing date for applications -  30 June each year.

First Year Undergraduate Scholarship

These scholarships offer first year mechanical engineering students on an IMechE accredited degree up to £9,000 in total, over three years for their studies. Find out more

Closing date for applications  - 30 June each year.

Group Project Award

Financial assistance enabling member participation in conferences or activities overseas for their degree course group projects. Find out more

Applications considered throughout the year.

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