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Dogger Bank provides first wave of scholarships

Posted on 04 February 2022

Dogger Bank provides first wave of scholarships

[Image: Dogger Bank]

25 student awards are part of wider £1m investment in local communities during the wind farm’s construction

Students from coastal communities in the north and north-east of England are being supported with scholarships from Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

The Scholarship Fund is providing £5000 each to 25 students.

It has been set up to provide grants to local students undertaking science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses in further education.

The grants provided this month are the first round of the Scholarship Fund with a total of 62 scholarships being awarded during the construction of the wind farm.

The students are undertaking a wide range of STEM courses from diverse subjects such as flood management and cybersecurity.

Ethan Young (pictured, centre), is from Redcar and is studying Mechanical Engineering at Teesside University.

The former Middlesbrough College apprentice, said: “Teesside is rich in engineering history, and it is something I have always been interested in.

“You can change the future by the way you design and develop new technologies.

“I think the financial support provided by the wind farm is really immense as it allows you to fully focus your time on your studies rather than have the burden of financial worries associated with university.”

In June Dogger Bank Wind Farm unveiled plans for a £1m 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.

Lindsay Dougan, community investment manager for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, said: “The quality of scholarship applications from students was very high and shows the excellent subjects being studied by local people.

“We are proud to help 25 young people take steps into further education and to support the workforce of the future as we continue our work to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm.”

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