Sheffield student recognised as engineering rising star and awarded IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

31st January 2017

A student from the University of Sheffield has celebrated their success after receiving the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Myrtle Easter, an undergraduate student studying Aerospace Engineering has been awarded at least £1,000 per academic year to support her through her studies. She will also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET's extensive networks, in an attempt to close the ever growing skills gap in the engineering sector. Myrtle said: "I am really pleased to be awarded with an IET scholarship. It brings opportunities to work closely with top employers and experience a year in industry and will give me valuable skills." Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their excellent A level grades and desire to study for an IET accredited degree programme. Jeremy Watson, IET President commented: -In a world where technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers. -With this in mind, we are really pleased to give financial help to 100 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarship. We hope that they will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow in an industry which offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities and challenges.

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