New Textiles Scholarship



A newly launched scholarship will allow a student at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design, the chance to gain valuable practical experience in the textile industry.

Launched by the Scottish Borders Manufacturers' Corporation (SBMC) to mark its 240th anniversary this year, the annual scholarship will offer the winning student a four-week internship in the Borders or even working abroad.

Open to third year students on the BA Honours degree in Textiles Design Interiors and Art, the scholarship will involve advice and mentoring to help students prepare for a career in the industry, together with financial support for travel and other costs.

This is in addition to the Medal and monetary prize that the Corporation presents annually at Graduation to the most successful Design Technology Student in final year.