Inspiring young engineer awarded prestigious grant

Cameron Scott

Strathclyde student Cameron Scott, from the Isle of Islay, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Cameron, who is studying MEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, was awarded an IET Grant in recognition of his outstanding engineering understanding and ability.  The awards are made on a competitive basis and are assessed by the IET Scholarships Committee.

The IET grants are part of the IET’s awards and prizes scheme, which provides over £1,000,000 each year to celebrate excellence and innovation in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers.

Cameron said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to receive this award and I feel quite honoured that the IET recognise my potential as an engineer. Its humbling to receive support from the IET, and it will go a long way in supporting my final year of academic study and my professional development.”

Linda Deleay, Awards and Prizes Manager, said: “Our scholarships programme is all about recognising and rewarding talent in young people who are working to engineer a better world. Each year IET Grants support up to ten undergraduates who are IET members with funding for their final year studies. We hope they will go on to enjoy creative and exciting roles in engineering.”

Cameron is returning from a summer internship with WSP where he has gained invaluable experience as a power systems engineer, and earlier this year was a Finalist of the UK’s Engineering Undergraduate of the Year competition. He has previously held an IET Power Academy Scholarship and is an active STEM ambassador.

Recipients will be celebrated at the annual IET Achievement Awards ceremony on Wednesday 14 November in central London. For more information please visit www.theiet.org/achieve