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Dogger Bank Wind Farm Scholarship Fund Last Call For Applicants

22nd August 2022 in Community News, Press releases

  • The scholarship fund will support students undertaking courses focussed on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses, to help young people prepare for working life in a net zero world.
  • The programme is open to students in South Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland and East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • 50 scholarships are available during the construction of the wind farm, for students in these communities studying science, technology, engineering and maths subjects to support the cost of further education.

Students from coastal communities in the north and north-east of England are reminded that a new scholarship fund closes for applications in less than two weeks. Students can apply for a new scholarship fund to prepare them for working life in a net zero world.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s Scholarship Fund provides grants of £5,000 to 50 local students undertaking science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses in further education.

The scholarship fund focuses on the areas of East Riding of Yorkshire, and Redcar and Cleveland, where the windfarm connects to the National Grid, as well as South Tyneside, where the Operation and Maintenance Base will be located.

The second round of the scholarship fund has proven very popular with lots of applications already received but students are reminded they only have until 1 September 2022 to apply for the second round of support. Further details and how to apply can be found at https://doggerbank.com/about/community/.

Steve Wilson, Project Director from Dogger Bank Wind Farm said

“Our scholarship fund has proven very popular with local students and we are delighted with the quality of applications we have already received but we remind local students the second round will close next month. We look forward to supporting and inspiring the workforce of the future as we continue our work to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 130 km off the Yorkshire coast and will generate enough renewable energy to power six million UK homes. A joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni Plenitude, SSE Renewables is leading on Dogger Bank construction and delivery while Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion.

In June 2021, Dogger Bank Wind Farm unveiled plans for a £1 million construction fund to support the coastal communities where its onshore infrastructure is being developed. The programme includes a significant investment in science, technology, engineering and maths, as well as an operators fund to support local causes. Further information is available at www.doggerbank.com/about/community/

Further details on the scholarship fund and the community investment from the wind farm can be found here.

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Picture caption: The scholarship fund will support students studying science, technology, engineering, and maths, to help prepare them for the highly skilled jobs in a net zero world.