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Engineering scholarships driving excellence forward

24 April 13

Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology were awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Tuesday 23 April, 2013.


The seven students were:

Andrzej Frelek, studying Mechanical Engineering

Ben Wade, studying Mechanical Engineering

David Ramsell, studying Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

Andri Soo, studying Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

Ben Lavin, studying Mechanical Engineering

Zeeshan Hussain, studying Mechanical Engineering

Athanasios Pappas, studying Mechanical Engineering


The presentation took place in the School of Engineering, Design & Technology's Automotive Workshop where the students were each presented with a £500 cheque by Jenny Reavill and John Illingworth, 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 daughters Marjorie Illingworth and Constance Jowett together with Marjorie's son and daughter, John Illingworth and Jenny Reavill, set up the scholarship scheme to perpetuate the memory of Benjamin Jowett 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 Mechanical & Automotive Engineering 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: "I am delighted to announce this year's selection of Jowett Scholarships who are some of our brightest stars in Engineering at the University of Bradford at the start of their academic careers.

"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."

After the presentation the Jowett family were invited to watch the current Mechanical & Automotive Engineering students take part in the annual Transporter Challenge Competition, which also took place that day at the University.

24 April 13

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