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ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship Programme

The ScottishPower Foundation is calling on undergraduates keen to progress their careers in the energy and environment industry to apply for its Masters Scholarships programme as it announces 28 new grants will be awarded for the 2017/18 academic year.

Scholarship places are open to degree holders and graduates. Those who are awarded will receive grants to cover enrolment costs for the Masters as well as a generous living allowance. Students from a range of disciplines will be considered for the sought-after positions, including those looking to study renewable and sustainable energy systems, clean combustion technologies, electric vehicles, and smart distribution networks.

This year, in recognition of an increase in demand for new technology roles within the industry, the programme will also incorporate degrees such as information & communication technology (ICT), cybersecurity and big data management.

  • Number of scholarships 28 to students from 7 UK institutions
  • Value Full enrolment costs and a generous living allowance
  • Opens 9 February 2017
  • Deadline 7 April 2017
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration 1 year


  • The scholarships from the Foundation are intended for students of British nationality. 
  • Applicants must be in possession of a bachelor with honours or master’s degree from a recognized university on submission of the application. If the applicant is still in the final year of the academic course 2016‐2017, the grant will be contingent upon whether the applicant secures the university degree at the end of the academic cycle in June/July. 2017 with the same average grades or greater than the predicted grades at the time of the call for applications.
  • Applicants must follow the usual procedure for enrolling at the UK University they wish to attend. Applications submitted by students who have not applied for enrolment at the UK University will be rejected during the selection process.  Excluding applicants wishing to study in Spain.
  • Applicants may not receive any remuneration or wages or be in receipt of any scholarship, financial aid or other award of a similar nature from institutions and public or private foundations during the period that the scholarship is awarded for.  Any applicant wishing to undertake an unpaid internship during this period must have this reviewed & approved by The Foundation.
  • Applications presented by candidates with a grade average during the pursuit of the degree lower than "upper second class honours” for universities in the UK will be rejected.
  • Candidates who have been awarded either the Foundation Scholarships or Fundación IBERDROLA Scholarships in previous announcements are excluded from assessment. 

Further Information

Since it was launched in 2010, the ScottishPower Foundation has invested more than £850,000 in the programme but 2017 is set to be the biggest funding year yet with approximately £700,000 being invested. Applications for the programme open on Thursday, 9 February 2017 and close on Friday, 7 April at 1pm.