Following the successful launch of the scheme last year, Sagentia is offering up to 10 further bursaries of £2,500 to support science and engineering students during the academic year starting September 2014.
The scheme also offers selected students valuable paid placements at Sagentia’s operations in various locations in the UK.
Students who are currently studying or have accepted a place on a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Bath, Loughborough University, University of Strathclyde and University of Surrey are all eligible for the bursary.
Two students at the University of Surrey received Sagentia bursaries in 2013. Kate Hedley-Boxall, Surrey’s Head of Student Fees and Funding said: “The Sagentia STEM bursary is an advantageous scheme to students, not only for the generous cash bursary element but for the potential for invaluable experience at a global technology and product development services company with the preference for bursary recipients on their summer placement programme.”
A proportion of the bursaries will be allocated to students from households with an annual income of less than £42,000.
Martyn Ratcliffe, Chairman at Sagentia, said: “Strong science and engineering skills are the driving force of Sagentia’s success and will play a vital role in creating sustainable economic growth in the UK. We are delighted to be able to offer financial support and professional experience to the next generation of innovators for the second year. The first year of the bursary scheme highlighted the deep wells of talent among the UK’s undergraduate population. If the dedication, skills and commitment displayed by our bursary recipients is an indication, we have every reason to be confident in our future.”
The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.