Chevron scholarships awarded to Heriot-Watt students

Ten Heriot-Watt students have been awarded Chevron Scholarships under the Chevron University Partnership Program (UPP).

The awards were presented to eight undergraduate students from Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and two postgraduate students from Petroleum Engineering at an event held last week at the Edinburgh Campus.

After the event, a lecture was given by Des King, the IChemE President and President of Chevron Technology Ventures.

Heriot-Watt is one of only around 20 universities around the world to be involved in the scholarship scheme and, with the University of Aberdeen, one of only two such universities in Europe.

The Program's remit is to create mutually beneficial programs for delivering tomorrow's energy, to develop a world-class, enterprise-level, globally mobile workforce of the future, and to do this by forming long-term, strategic relationships between Chevron and the chosen universities.

Funding & support

Under the scheme, Chevron provides funding for scholarships and support to the selected Chevron Students, including support and assistance for specific degree courses and research. For the 2010/11 academic year, Chevron's funding will total £137,000.

The Scholars will also have the opportunity to apply for work experience and internships, with Chevron looking to employ top-class graduates on completion of their university studies.

The program builds on Chevron's 30-plus year relationship with Heriot-Watt, and identifies mutually beneficial partnership opportunities through Chevron Upstream Europe, based in Aberdeen. As part of the scheme Chevron also supports the University departments, funding refurbishment projects and purchasing books.

Our Chevron scholars

The 2010/11 Chevron scholars are:

  • Calum Brownie, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dawn Eddie, Chemical Engineering (MEng)
  • Eilidh Francis, Chemical Engineering (MEng)
  • Calum Haig, Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
  • Brian Jenkins, Chemical Engineering
  • Matthew Maciocia, Petroleum Engineering
  • Mairi Macleod, Chemical Engineering
  • Siobhan Newberry, Chemical Engineering
  • Marco Petrucci,Petroleum Engineering
  • Iain Rourke, Mechanical Engineering (MEng)