Castor Scott, Electrical Engineering and Electronics student at Northumbria University.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Opens Fourth Round of Scholarships

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth round of scholarships, part of its commitment to support local communities. The scholarships provide financial support to students from South Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland, and East Riding of Yorkshire studying (STEM) courses at undergraduate level.

30 scholarships will be available in 2024 to students from these three areas to help with the cost of undergraduate level courses. The scholarships are a crucial component of Dogger Bank’s broader community fund initiative, which aims to support young people preparing for working life in a net zero world.

The wind farm has already supported 62 local students to date, helping students to focus on their studies by reducing the financial pressure of education. Physics, medicine, and robotics are just some of the subjects scholars have undertaken – something Dogger Bank is proud to have supported.

Kay Doragh, Community Investment Manager from Dogger Bank Wind Farm said:

“We know that the cost of living is putting more pressure on students, so we are delighted to be able to offer direct support through our fund and enable students to focus on their studies. We all benefit from young people developing skills in STEM and this fund makes sure that more young people will feel able to make the choice to enter higher  education.”

Castor Scott, Electrical Engineering and Electronics student from South Tyneside said:

“Receiving this scholarship is not just a financial blessing; it is a vote of confidence in my potential and a testament to the importance of education. This scholarship will significantly alleviate the financial burden of pursuing my academic goals, allowing me to focus more on my studies and extracurricular activities.”

Castor Scott, Electrical Engineering and Electronics student at Northumbria University.
Castor Scott, Electrical Engineering and Electronics student at Northumbria University.

Millie Brazier, Medical student from East Riding of Yorkshire said:

“I am extremely grateful to have received this scholarship. Not only will it allow me to pursue my studies in medicine but it will make taking an intercalation year, to study and research new and developing technology, more possible. I think it’s fantastic that a local business has taken interest in supporting local students enter the world of STEM and feel so lucky to be one of them.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located more than 130km from the North East coast and will generate enough renewable electricity to power six million UK homes. The project is a joint venture between Equinor, SSE Renewables, and Vårgrønn. SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years. Vårgrønn brings offshore wind expertise to the project.

The wind farm, being built in three phases named A, B, and C, will connect to the National grid in East Riding of Yorkshire and in Teesside. The operations and maintenance base for the wind farm is in South Shields and will be used throughout its 35-year operational lifespan.

See full details on how to apply.

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