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Bigger-than-ever SSE Airtricity Scholarship opens

Vicky Boden from SSE with Danny Laverty, North West Regional College and Alison Snookes, Ulster University

STUDENTS are being invited to apply for a scholarship to help them meet the costs of their degrees.

SSE Airtricity has launched its 2018 scholarship with increased third level education funding available for young people living close to its wind farms in Tyrone, Derry and now, for the first time, Fermanagh.

One of the largest annual bursaries available to students and funded by wind farms in the North West, the SSE Airtricity Scholarship provides 50 per cent funding support towards the cost of third level fees for students commencing first year studies in stem-associated subjects at partner colleges.

Over the last four years, it has provided more than £350,000 to 100 third-level students attending Ulster University and South West College. Now, in its fifth year, applications are also being accepted from an expanded catchment area, and additional courses on offer from North West Regional College.

Applications are now being accepted with completed applications to Ulster University, South West College, or North West Regional College to be submitted by candidate students no later than Friday November 16.

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