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Cranfield offers range of new scholarships


Source: Cranfield University

Cranfield’s School of Applied Sciences is offering a number of subject targeted scholarships for 2012 entry onto its range of postgraduate courses.

The scholarships, named after key historical figures in their field of study, all cover UK fees plus up to £9k towards living costs.

The four named scholarships are as follows:

  • Cranfield-Euclid Scholarships –This scholarship is offered for mathematics graduates and is named after Euclid of Alexandria, or the ‘Father of Geometry’. His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics from the time of its publication around 300 BC until the late 19th or early 20th century.
  • Cranfield-Mendeleev Scholarships – This scholarship is offered for chemistry, chemical engineering and biochemistry graduates and is named after Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, a Russian chemist and inventor credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements.
  • Cranfield-Kirchhoff Scholarships – Offered for physics graduates and is named after Gustav Robert Kirchhoff was a nineteenth Century German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects.
  • Cranfield-Liebig Scholarships – Offered for environmental science graduates. This scholarship is named after Justus von Liebig, a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry. He devised the modern laboratory-oriented teaching method, and is regarded as one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time. He is known as the 'father of the fertilizer industry' for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient, and his formulation of the Law of the Minimum which described the effect of individual nutrients on crops.

The School of Applied Sciences offers a range of postgraduate programmes covering design, environment and water, manufacturing, materials, motorsport and offshore.

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