Dogger Bank Wind Farm scholarship fund last call for applications

Posted on 22 September 2021

Dogger Bank Wind Farm scholarship fund last call for applications
  • The scholarship fund will support students undertaking courses focussed on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) , to help young people prepare for working life in a net zero world.
  • The programme will be open to students in South Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland and East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • 50 scholarships will be 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.

September 2021: Students from coastal communities in the north and north-east of England are reminded that a new scholarship fund closes for applications this month.

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 will focus 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 first round of the scholarship fund has proven very popular with lots of applications already received but students are reminded they only have until 30 September 2021 to apply for the first round of support. Further details can be found at https://doggerbank.com/press-releases/dogger-bank-wind-farm-opens-scholarship-fund/

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 first round will close this 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. It’s being built in three phases, Dogger Bank A, B and C. Dogger Bank A and B are a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). Dogger Bank C is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (50%) and Equinor (50%). SSE renewables is leading on the construction of the wind farm and Equinor will operate the wind farm for its lifetime of up to 35 years.

In June 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/

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