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£500 Engineering Scholarships help celebrate 100th anniversary

26 April 10


Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology will be awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday 28 April 2010.

Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology will be awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday 28 April 2010.

A presentation will take place at 1.00pm in the transport gallery at the Bradford Industrial Museum where the students will each be presented with a £500 cheque by John Illingworth and Jenny Reavill, members of the Jowett family.

And, this year's scholarships will mark the anniversary of 100 years since the first Jowett Light Car left the Bradford Showroom.

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 and Automotive Engineering and Automotive Design Technology degree courses 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: "We are very appreciative to the Jowett family for their continued support of engineering education of engineering which enables us to recognise the achievements of our degree students."

John Illingworth said: "2010 is a special year for Jowett enthusiasts as exactly 100 years have passed since the first Jowett Light Car left the Bradford showroom.

"The prizes that will be distributed commemorate Benjamin Jowett, who, with his brother William set up the car company that bore their name and continued to produce cars in Bradford until the 1950's. Benjamin Jowett's family felt that an annual prize for engineering students would be a suitable memorial, and the University of Bradford would be the obvious and best partner in this endeavour."



26 April 10

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