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The Siemens bursary scheme is a three year project, supported by Siemens, open to applications from state secondary schools in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Siemens, the leading global technology and services company that has been active in the UK for over 170 years, has supported us since 2010, and the bursary funding means that schools that would otherwise not be able to afford to take part in the Greenpower Challenge have the chance to buy an IET Formula 24 kit car for half the usual cost.
To apply, schools in the London Boroughs of Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Newham and schools in Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne must meet various criteria and can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more, including next application deadlines.
Siemens’ outreach programme, the Curiosity Project, which the bursary scheme is part of, aims to highlight the excitement that a job in engineering can bring and show that anyone can be an engineer if they study these subjects. Research by Siemens has shown that 90% of students participating in the challenge intend to go on studying science.
The successful schools will receive, in addition to the 50% discount on the car kit, a £500 equipment grant for tools, helmets, materials and transport and a further £500 grant for travel and accommodation for the Kit Car Final which will take place in October 2018. The selected schools will also benefit from a local Siemens representative who will be on hand to give them advice and help to build the car.
Juergen Maier, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens plc says: “We have been supporting Greenpower for many years and this is a new and exciting aspect to our partnership. By giving schools in disadvantaged communities a chance to participate, we are removing barriers and providing more young people the opportunity to advance their education in STEM. The Greenpower Challenge provides a fascinating, relevant and dynamic experience for participants and a great insight into an engineering career.”