Emma Crichton, from Childwall, will start her postgraduate study at the University of Liverpool in September after being selected to join the coveted scholarship programme.
Emma was presented with her scholarship at the official awards ceremony in Madrid alongside 17 other scholars who are taking up positions at universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Since it was launched in 2010, the scheme has provided just under £900,000 in grants towards training the next generation of future leaders capable of driving the transformation towards a sustainable energy model in their chosen field. Scholarships were open to graduates, with those awarded receiving grants to cover full enrolment costs as well as a generous living allowance.
Commenting on the scholarship award, Emma Crichton said: “I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity by the ScottishPower Foundation and the University of Liverpool. This prestigious scholarship will allow me to progress my career but most importantly it will allow me to play a part in shaping the energy and environmental industries of the future.”
Ann Loughrey, Trustee and Executive Officer at the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “Each year we welcome some of the UK’s most promising students looking to progress their careers in energy and environmental related aspects of the industry. We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to the programme. This is a great opportunity to present these very talented young people with the chance to form a career as the energy and environmental leaders of the future.
“The ScottishPower Foundation is firmly invested in education and encouraging emerging talent at the highest level and we are very much looking forward to watching all of our new scholars’ progress.”
More details on the ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship programme can be found at: http://www.scottishpower.com/pages/the_scottishpower_foundation.asp.