Harriott Engineering Scholarship

The Harriott Engineering Scholarship grants recipients £300 a year for two consecutive years, whilst studying for their A-Levels. The scholarship was launched in 2023 in recognition of the work of Paul Harriott, a former Senior Warden of the Trust, and reflects the educational aims of the charity to support civil engineering education.

The school attended by the successful applicant during the application process will also receive a one-off payment of £400 to be put towards STEM education.

The scholarship is available to students intending to study A-Levels in mathematics and physics and/or design & technology, and who currently attend a non-fee paying, non-selective school. Students intending to study A-levels in a fee-paying establishment will not be eligible.

The qualifying areas are: Medway, Maidstone and Tonbridge & Malling, being the areas surrounding the River Medway. Students must live or study in one of these areas at the time of their application.

Eligible candidates are invited to apply, with an assessment made based on their application form and a recommendation from their science, technology, engineering or maths teacher at their current school. Potential students who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit a one-minute video showing a strong interest in civil engineering and how they might use the scholarship.

For the duration of the two-year scholarship, the Trust provides financial and practical support for the scholars, and also seeks to organise unique enrichment opportunities, thanks to its strong connections within the civil engineering industry. Scholars are invited to visit Rochester on a regular basis throughout the term of their scholarship, where they get the opportunity to meet current court members and also take part in a Rochester Bridge tour.

Scholars are requested to produce an end of year blog for use on the Trust’s websites and social media channels. Scholars are asked to reflect on student life and their studies – a great way to inspire other young people to follow in their footsteps.

To apply, please download the application form at the bottom of this page, then send a scanned copy of the completed application form and supporting evidence to james.miller@rbt.org.uk Applications must be received by 5 April each year to be eligible.

Home educated applicants are welcome to apply but will not be entitled to the additional one-off £400 financial award intended for supporting schools. All other eligibility criteria apply. In lieu of a teacher recommendation, a supporting recommendation must be received from a formal out of school activity/group leader, including, but not limited to, Scouting/Guiding, Cadets, or theatre/performing arts instructors, where attendance is regular.