Old Whitgiftian engineering rising stars awarded Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.
Three Old Whitgiftians - Joseph Warren, Charlie Constable and Jong Hwan Kwon - have celebrated their success at receiving the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). They are part of the elite set of engineering students who have been awarded the prestigious award, as the IET and its partners invest £3million in the UK’s up-and-coming engineering talent, over the next five years. The IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship scheme is now in its third year. The scholarships will provide each winner with at least £1,000 per academic year. Winners will also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks.
The scholarships were given to 102 engineering students who started university at the beginning of this academic year, who achieved at least three As in their A Levels, or Advanced Highers, and who accepted a place on an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course, in autumn 2015.
Naomi Climer, IET President, commented: “We are really pleased to give financial help to the 102 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarships. We hope that they will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow in an industry which offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities and challenges.”