Superior, a leading manufacturer based in Dorset, is offering two bursary funds worth up to £1,500 to support disadvantaged young people aged 14-21 on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses.
In partnership with Dorset Community Foundation, the STEM bursary fund is open to anyone within the specific age group who is looking to study a STEM course at either Bournemouth and Poole College or Brockenhurst College. Applicants must live in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne or surrounding areas.
Grants can only be used to support educational or training needs and contributes to course fees, equipment fees, travel costs, any special clothing required, books and learning equipment and IT hardware and software.
Applications for the Stem Bursary Fund close at noon on Friday September 30.
This is the second year in a row that Superior has run the STEM Bursary Fund. One student last year, commented: “The grant made a huge difference as I would have struggled to afford a decent computer to enable me to do all the things that my course requires.
“The grant towards travel costs really helped my mum as she is currently struggling to cope with benefit reviews that could have a massive impact on her ability to keep financially supporting me at college.”
Tim Brown, managing director at Superior, said: “We are committed to investing in the future skills base in order to ensure the sustainability of the company. The STEM Bursary Fund is our way of supporting disadvantaged young people and inspiring them to study further education.”
To find out more about the Superior STEM Bursary Fund, visit www.superiorltd.com