Published: 9 February 2017

Applications open for postgraduate scholarship

Kelly Reynolds

Applications are now open for the ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship, which is awarded to students who plan to study a range of energy and environment master’s courses.

If you are successful in your application, you will receive the full enrolment cost of your course, plus money for your living costs.

Students from a range of disciplines will be considered for the scholarships, including those looking to study:

•    renewable and sustainable energy systems
•    clean combustion technologies
•    electric vehicles
•    smart distribution networks.
•    information and communication technology (ICT)
•    cybersecurity
•    big data management

28 grants are available for UK students in the energy and environment sectors. Applications for the programme close on Friday, 7 April at 1pm.

Kelly Reynolds – a ScottishPower Foundation scholar

Kelly Reynolds studied geography at the University of Liverpool as an undergraduate. Not wanting to stop there, Kelly applied for the MSc Environment and Climate Change at the University and was also successful in her application to the ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship.

Talking about the fund, Kelly said: “Receiving the Scottish Power IBERDROLA Scholarship has meant such a great deal. It has allowed me to stay at a university I love without having to take on an additional job to help fund my studies. I can concentrate completely on my work, and then hopefully carry on to PhD level where I would like to pursue a career in research.”

Kelly’s dissertation reconstructs past flood events using data collected from a lake in Slovakia. Kelly hopes that by exploring how natural floods have progressed through time she can contribute to investigations into climate change.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Lisa Barker.

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