A number of industrial and professional organisations offer financial sponsorship for students studying chemical engineering at university.

Visit www.scholarship-search.org.uk where you can find out if you are eligible for available funding.

Many companies advertise their sponsorship schemes on their website. Details of major chemical engineering employers can be found in the Employers section of this website.

Other companies do not offer specific schemes, but will consider good candidates on an individual basis.

Competition is fierce so when making an application you must make a strong case for why a potential sponsor should choose you.

You should also check what sponsorship opportunities are available at the university of your choice as most offer a range of sponsorship including:

    • bursaries to attract high potential students
    • industry backed sponsorship
    • support for students gifted in areas such as sport or music
    • prizes for examination performance

Arkwright Scholarships Trust

Are you a 15/16 year old school student who has a keen interest in a future career in engineering or related areas of design, especially chemical engineering? If so, why not apply for a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship? Just over 300 Scholarships are awarded every year. Students apply by January of year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland). Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability coupled with a keen interest and ability in practical problem solving. Visit www.arkwright.org.uk for more information and tell your teacher!

Whitworth Scholarships

If you have excellent academic ability, practical skills acquired through an apprenticeship and the qualities required to succeed in industry then you may be eligible to apply for a Whitworth Scholarship. Visit www.whitworthscholarships.org.uk for more information.