SSE Renewables Scholarship Funds

In addition to community funding, SSE Renewables provides funding support from some of our larger wind farms in Scotland, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland to help students progress towards further education.

Our Scholarship programmes were created to help local students with their student fees and expenses whist creating a pool of well-trained and experienced professionals, transforming career prospects in regional communities and positively impacting future generations.

The Scholarships focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in a bid to help fulfil employment demands in these fields.

Scotland

Clyde Wind Farm

The Clyde Wind Farm Scholarship Fund will be open for applications from 14 June 2023 and will close on 13 September 2023. The fund supports young people into college and university by providing six scholarships of £5,000 to students who are studying one or a combination of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses in the coming academic year. The funds are paid towards the scholar’s student loan, reducing the amount needing repaid when graduating.

To find out more, download the Clyde Scholarship guidance notes.

Click here to go straight to the Clyde Scholarship online application form.

Stronelairg & Dunmaglass Wind Farms

Stronelairg and Dunmaglass Wind Farms Scholarship Fund will be open for applications from 14 June 2023 and will close on 13 September 2023. The fund supports young people into college and university by providing two scholarships of £5,000 to students who are studying one or a combination of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses in the coming academic year. The funds are paid towards the scholar’s student loan, reducing the amount needing repaid when graduating.

To find out more, download the Stronelairg & Dunmaglass Scholarship guidance notes.

Click here to go straight to the Stronelairg & Dunmaglass Scholarship online application form.

England

The Dogger Bank Scholarship Fund will re-open in late spring 2022. The fund supports STEM scholars from South Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland and East Riding of Yorkshire. The fund provides scholarships of £5,000 towards tuition fees. You find out more about the fund at Dogger Bank in the community

Ireland

The Galway Wind Park Scholarship Programme offers students living within 15km of Galway Wind Park an opportunity to apply for 50% funding support towards third level education fees up to a maximum of 3 years.

Scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate (full & part-time) students currently studying or intending to study at Atlantic Technological University (ATU), The University of Galway and any other institutions across the island of Ireland.

For more information visit the Galway Wind Park webpage https://www.sserenewables.com/communities/community-fund-locations/ireland/galway-wind-park/

Northern Ireland

The SSE Renewables Scholarship Fund 2023 will open for applications on Friday 15th of September. Applications will remain open until Friday 27th October.

The SSE Renewables Scholarship Fund provides 50% funding support towards the cost of third-level fees up to a maximum of 3 years and is available to students living in Co. Derry/Londonderry, Co. Tyrone, Co. Fermanagh and Co. Donegal.

The SSE Renewables Scholarship is a third level scholarship programme funded by the SSE Renewables Regional Fund for Slieve Kirk Wind Park, Tievenameenta Wind Farm, owned and operated by SSE Renewables, as well as the Greencoat UK Wind owned Slieve Divena II Wind Farm.

SSE Renewables is responsible for operating the Regional Fund and Scholarship for all three wind farms.

How to apply;
Application to; South West College and North West Regional College - Only applications received by registered post with supporting evidence will be accepted. Download your application form here

Application to; Ulster UniversityOnline applications only.