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Engineering scholarships driving excellence forward

3 April 09

Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology were awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Thursday 2 April, 2009.

The seven students are, in no particular order:

1. Daniel Fazakas from Romania, studying Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
2. Wai Kwan Jacky Chan from Hong Kong, studying Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
3. Gaurav Pant from New Delhi, India, studying Mechanical Engineering
4. Omar Farooq Yasin from Fartown, Huddersfield, studying Mechanical Engineering
5. Daniel James Roper from Scissett, Huddersfield, studying Mechanical Engineering
6. Muhammad Muza Bin Muhayen from Malaysia, studying Mechanical Engineering
7. Mohamed Omar Abdalla from Birmingham, studying Automotive Design Technology

A presentation took place in the transport gallery at the Bradford Industrial Museum on Thursday 2 April 2009 where the students were each presented with a £500 cheque by Jenny Reavil and John Illingworth, two members of the Jowett family.

The late Benjamin Jowett co-founded the Jowett Car Company in Bradford in 1901 - Bradford's only major car manufacturer. His daughter Marjorie Illingworth set up the scholarship scheme to perpetuate the memory of her father and to acknowledge the contribution the Jowett family made to both the industrial history of Bradford and to the automobile industry.
The Jowett Scholarships support students on Mechanical & Automotive Engineering degree courses, and Automotive Design Technology Degrees with up to seven scholarships awarded each year to students for academic excellence in the first year of their undergraduate studies.

Dean of the School of Engineering, Design and Technology at the University of Bradford, Professor Alastair Wood, said: "I am delighted to announce this year's selection of Jowett Scholarships for some of our brightest stars in Engineering at the University of Bradford.

"We are very grateful to the Jowett family for their continued support to the education of engineering which enables us to recognise the achievements of our degree students."

3 April 09

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