Six Heriot-Watt students win Carnegie Vacation Scholarships

Some of the Carnegie Vacation Scholars with Deputy Principal Professor Johns Sawkins. From left to right: Thomas Watson, Susan Chan, Prof Sawkins, Francesco Tonolini and Stewart Leitch.

Six Heriot-Watt students have been awarded a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship of £1,050 each from The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

The scheme supports undergraduate students in Scottish universities, who have shown exceptional merit in their studies. Each student will receive a stipend of £1,050 to devote some of their summer vacation to undertake a programme of independent study or research of direct benefit to their academic work.

The successful applications were made by each student, through their supervisor. The six winning students will commence their projects at different start times during May, June and July.

Carnegie Vacation Scholars

The six winning students are:

€¢ Thomas Watson, Chemical Engineering
€¢ Gavin Davis, Electrical Engineering
€¢ David Stark, Mathematics
€¢ Susan Chan, Francesco Tonolini and Stewart Leitch, Physics

Deputy Principal for Learning & Teaching, Professor John Sawkins, said: "The Carnegie Vacation Scholarships play an important role in supporting independent research in Scotland. We're delighted that six of our students will receive the funds for their summer research projects."