Every year we are proud to offer a range of bursaries to schools who work with young people from groups who are under-represented in the engineering profession. This is to support these schools to involve more young people in STEM and engineering engagement programmes and/or enhance the experience for these young people
This academic year our bursaries were available for the Robotics Challenge, The Big Bang Fair, Big Bang at School and to engage with experiences on the Neon website. They range in value from £300 to £1,000 depending on the activity.
The bursary schemes are currently closed but will reopen in September.
The bursaries are available to schools who meet our EDI Criteria, which take into account free school meal eligibility, the proportion of ethnic minority students, those with special educational needs and rural locations.
What the bursaries can be spent on
The bursaries can be used very flexibly, for example, to:
“It had the biggest impact on the most challenging kids in our school. It was these students who loved it and really got into it. It was a real hook for them… I think it improved their experience elsewhere in school”
Teacher and previous bursary recipient
Our equity, diversity and inclusion bursaries are funded by donations from a range of sources, all of which go to schools. Current funders include The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, individual donors and core funding from EngineeringUK.