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2nd October 2014, 8:51am
University of Lincoln student wins top engineering scholarship
Scott Patterson (centre) A student from the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering has been named as one of the UK’s brightest young engineers after winning a prestigious scholarship from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Scott Patterson has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Whitworth Scholarship Award which will contribute £2,500 per year towards his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Lincoln. The Scholarship was presented to just 14 of the top engineering students in the UK at a ceremony at the Institution’s headquarters in London.

Scott said: “I am honoured to receive such a prestigious award and to be a part of an elite community. It's great to bring something to Lincoln, especially with all of the engineering surrounded by it such as; the new UTC opening, Siemens and lots of other engineering companies. With the demand in engineers on the increase, it's a great time to become part of the action.”

Group Captain Mark Hunt, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Scott has proven himself to be one of the best young engineers in the UK and I was delighted to present them with the Undergraduate Scholarship. At a time when the UK is facing a huge skills gap when it comes to young engineers, it’s fantastic to see young people like Scott taking their first steps in the profession. Engineers are vitally important to the UK economy. They design and develop everything from the cars we drive to the medical equipment used in our hospitals. I am confident that Scott will enjoy a successful and exciting career in engineering.”

The Institution is committed to offering financial support to apprentices gain a university degree. The Whitworth Scholarship Awards are all about enabling outstanding engineers, who have excellent academic and practical skills and the qualities needed to succeed in industry, to take an engineering degree-level programme in any engineering discipline.

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