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STEM Entrance Scholarship Fund

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable power generator, is donating £72,000 over a period of six years to support UHI STEM students through the Statkraft STEM Entrance Scholarship Fund.

Two students will be selected every year, each receiving £3,000 per year for the duration of their course. 

“This is Statkraft’s first partnership with a university in the UK, and is a measure of our commitment to education, the Highland region, and our ethos of being a good neighbour. We are investing in a number of clean energy projects in the Highlands and Islands which will play an important part in meeting net zero goals and helping achieve energy security. They will also generate much needed community benefit funds that will lead to jobs and other opportunities."

Iain Robertson, Statkraft’s Head of Statkraft’s Scotland office

"This is a welcome commitment from one of the most important renewable energy companies in the world. Their support promises huge opportunity for ongoing collaboration and long term partnership. The funding will provide immediate and lasting support, and reassurance for a number of students who need this kind of commitment in order to help release their potential. The fact that the scholarships stay with the students throughout their time with UHI provides financial stability, vital in the current cost of living crisis, to allow them to concentrate on their studies and shape rewarding future careers for themselves.”

Alison Wilson, Director of Economic Development and Advancement


Merlin and Lewis visiting the Statkraft office, with Iain Robertson

The first two scholars, Merlin and Lewis with Iain Robertson, visiting the Statkraft office in Glasgow,  where they had an opportunity to experience first hand the wide range of roles in the renewables sector that relate to their studies, speak to colleagues about their career journeys, and make a construction site visit.

Statkraft STEM Scholarship fund is now open for applications for 2024 entry.