Whitworth Scholarship Awards

We are committed to offering financial support to apprentices gain a university degree. 

The Whitworth Scholarship Awards are all about enabling outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, to take an engineering degree-level programme in any engineering discipline.

How much are the scholarships worth?

  • Full-time study - £5,450 per year for up to four years (excluding industrial placements)
  • Sandwich - The award will be paid on a pro rata basis
  • Part-time study - The award will be paid on a reduced basis normally £2,800 per year
  • MSc (one year full-time) £5,450
  • MSc (two year part-time) normally £2,725 per year

The Whitworth Scholarship Award will not exceed a total of £21,800 for any individual. It can be held in conjunction with other awards (except any other Whitworth Award).

Am I eligible?

We welcome applications from anyone who has typically served at least a two year engineering apprenticeship before starting a degree-level course. We offer awards for both undergraduate study as an MEng and postgraduate study for a master’s degree such as MSc. The eligibility requirements for both are as follows:

For undergraduate study

  • Applicants must be a British, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen.
  • Applicants must have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three consecutive years prior to undertaking study in the UK at a college of FE/HE or university.
  • Applicants must have pursued a vocational route in an engineering discipline typically for at least two years after having left full-time education and before entering a degree-level engineering course.

For MSc study

  • Applicants must be a recent graduate who has typically completed at least a two-year engineering apprenticeship before entering an engineering degree-level course
  • Applicants must be a British, Commonwealth or European Union Citizen.
  • Applicants must be normally resident in the United Kingdom and have lived here for the last three years.

Scholarship interviews

  • Mandatory for all shortlisted candidates.
  • Interviews are planned for Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August 2019.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified at the beginning of August if they are required to attend an interview, and will be given details of the locations and times of the interviews.
  • Unfortunately, if a candidate is not able to attend on one of the specified dates, then an alternative date cannot be arranged.
  • The Institution is able to normally reimburse up to a total maximum of £100 towards travelling expenses to a candidate who has been invited to attend an interview. Candidates are encouraged to be economical in their claim.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 30 June 2019.

To apply, complete the application form and three reference request forms.

Have a question?

Contact our Prizes and Awards Team about our awards, scholarships or prizes.