The Women's Engineering Society (WES) was founded in 1919 to encourage, help and support women into engineering. It is a not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists.
The WES administers various bursary and award schemes for women who are interested in becoming engineers, scientists or technologists. Although schemes vary from year to year, funds may be available for women undertaking HND or first degree courses, and for women who have already graduated but who wish to continue with their professional development.
These vary, depending on the scheme and the type of award. In general, you will need to be a woman who is intending to study on a science, computing or engineering course, or a woman who has already graduated as a scientist, engineer or technologist. You will need to be able to demonstrate commitment to your profession and show that you are in financial need. Some schemes also require that you are legally permitted to live and work in the UK.
Funding amounts and schemes vary from year to year, so you will need to contact the WES direct to find out what is available.
Application procedures vary, depending on the scheme. Contact the WES for information about application procedures and closing dates.
More information about the bursaries and awards offered by the WES can be obtained from the Women's Engineering Society website.