187 QUEST awards given

On the cusp of its 40th birthday QUEST is celebrating a bumper year

A bumper year for QUEST awards.
A bumper year for QUEST awards.

The flagship scholarship and member support programme set up during the Queen's Silver Jubilee year in 1977 awarded a total of:

80 Undergraduate Scholarships
53 Technician Scholarships
20 Travel awards (given to 40 individual members)
15 Kenneth Watson travel awards (given to 30 individual members)
12 Continuing Education awards
7 Foreign Language awards

The travel awards means members will be undertaking voluntary work supporting projects in Bali, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Nairobi, Iran, Uganda, Panama, Cameroon, El Salvador, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Rwanda and Kenya amongst others.

Getting more young people to take up careers in civil engineering is one of many challenges facing the civil engineering industry today, but needs urgent attention if we're to prevent a severe skills shortage in the near future.

That's why it's especially good news that this year, QUEST Undergraduate Scholarships have been awarded to 80 young people to help them get through university and 53 student technicians too – from our highest ever level of applications.

In total 421 applications were received this year and 110 applicants were interviewed in London in September.

ICE and the QUEST Committee would like to thank all the companies, organisations and individual members who support QUEST – it wouldn't happen without you!

Support QUEST awards

Contact us at quest.awards@ice.org.uk to find out more about the awards or how your company could support them.