Supporting the development of outstanding young engineers planning to embark on or already on an undergraduate degree level programme.
This will normally be an MEng or postgraduate Masters courses, i.e. an MSc. The awards are to encourage young engineers who have entered industry and have completed at least two years of good practical engineering training who then decided to further their academic studies to degree level.
In 1868 Sir Joseph Whitworth founded these engineering scholarships associated in his name, under the trusteeship of the minister of public instruction. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers the present trustee offers scholarship awards from the Whitworth Scholarship Trust Fund for the length of an engineering degree level programme; in the case of part-time study the scholarship award is provided on a pro-rata basis.
At the satisfactory completion of the degree level programme, each award holder will be in titled to use the title Whitworth Scholar with designatory letters Wh.Sch. The title has been borne by many distinguished engineers including 13 Presidents of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Consequently, the prestige of the award is extremely high. It marks young engineers who are expected to be high achievers in their subsequent careers.
The Whitworth Awards are open to engineers in all the main engineering disciplines including mechanical civil electrical and other engineering disciplines
The eligibility requirements for both undergraduate and MSc studies are as follows:
For undergraduate study
For MSc study
Closing date: 30 June 2021.
Complete and submit the application form and two reference request forms:
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Assist engineers who are intending to do research and are planning to embark on postgraduate degree study for a PhD or EngD degree.