University Bursary Award Application

Applications for students intending to start their university course September 2024 are OPEN.


The object of the charity is to encourage West Cumbrian students to study an engineering or engineering related degree at university.

If you are planning on studying towards an undergraduate degree level Bachelor's or Masters in an engineering or science related subject, why not apply for the REACT Foundation Bursary Award. The Foundation could pay you up to £3,000 in cash, - all you have to do is write a short personal statement telling us why you think you should receive the award.

In addition, IMechE West Cumbria branch has offered a bursary of £1,000 to a student heading for university to study mechanical engineering. There is no extra work involved. If you plan on studying Mechanical Engineering at university just put 'Yes' into the Mechanical bursary award options box on the Application form and you will be considered for both awards.



Eligibility: Candidates wishing to be considered for a prize must:

  • Have a permanent West Cumbria address (within the Copeland or Allerdale Area).

  • Apply for the grant with the intention of pursuing a Bachelors degree or above in an engineering, science, maths or related subject (Course commencing 2023).

Eligibility for IMechE West Cumbria Award

Candidates wishing to be considered for a prize must:

  • Have a permanent Cumbrian address within the Copeland or Allerdale Area.
  • Apply for the grant with the intention of pursuing a Bachelors degree or above in mechanical engineering, commencing study in 2024. Please don't forget to tick the box to enter for this award.


Closing Date for receipt of applications - Closing Date: 28th July 2023

Applicants should note that the Trustees will apply for a reference from the student's 6th Form or College to support the application.

Please note: proof of acceptance onto a degree course must be given prior to allocation of grant.

In completing this application form you are accepting that the decision of the Foundation Trustees shall be final.

You may want to have the following details to hand before you start to complete the form.

  • Your place of birth (Town, County or Country)
  • Details of School, Grades, Awards, Youth Organisations, Hobbies etc.
  • Proposed Degree including UCAS Code and course name
  • Student Personal Statement

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Bursary Award

Applicants Information
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How to apply
Please submit a short personal statement. Don't forget to include 1. Why you deserve to win this award? and 2. What difference will winning this award make to you? The statement should be no more than 500 words, and should be entered below.
Student's Personal Statement (*)
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Your answer should be submitted and received no later than 31st May 2024.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the annual awards event in September.
The information presented in this form is accurate and I accept that the decision of the Trustees is final.
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