Sir Frederick Handley Page Scholarship

Application for the Coachmaker Sir Frederick Handley Page Scholarship

The Sir Frederick Handley Page scholarship was established in 2011 at City University London in memory of the great aircraft pioneer and industrialist Sir Frederick Handley Page CBE FRAeS who, among his many other appointments and achievements, was a principal lecturer at London City University and, in 1943, Master Coachmaker. The scholarship is awarded to a student who, having shown commendable ability, potential and determination at First Degree level aspires to complete a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and needs some additional support to do so. The award may be to assist living or travel expenses related to study or courses, provide materials or to carry out additional activities or research projects which might not otherwise have been possible, and which enhance the individuals’ studies and achievements. The award is now open to applicants from the following universities:

  1. Cranfield University
  2. Imperial College London
  3. City, University of London
  4. Kingston University, London
  5. Brunel University London
  6. Queen Mary University of London
  7. University of East London

The award is for up to £5,000 for applicants who will be under the age of 35 with nationality and residency i.a.w. the Coachmakers standard terms and conditions, wishing to complete the master’s degree studies in aeronautical engineering subjects and be recommended by the university as having the academic ability to do so. The applicant should describe the purpose for which they would like the award, make a case for the granting of the award and state the sum requested, noting that the Coachmakers likes to support constructive project work.

Those selected for the short list will be expected to make their case for the grant of the award, including how the award would be spent. No presentation or submissions are required but the applicant may submit a short presentation to accompany their application if they wish to do so, other than the university recommendation accompanied by a short personal statement which then forms the basis of an interview process.

The winner of the scholarship will also be invited to, and expected to attend, the Coachmakers’ Aerospace Industry Dinner held annually in November at a prestigious location in London. At this event the winner will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement in the presence of several senior executives from the UK and European Aerospace Industries. The dinner is a black tie event, the cost of which will be borne by the Coachmakers. However, any travel and any accommodation expenses incurred must be borne by individual winner.

Not only does this award offer opportunities and financial assistance in the short term, association with the Coachmakers is potentially long-term and offers exciting networking opportunities. Our website gives more information on how industry and military affiliations have evolved from our historic roots in the coachmaking and coach harness making trades.

To apply for the scholarship please complete the online application using the link below.

Applications for this award open on the 1st September 2023 and close at midnight on the 31st January 2024. Selection interviews are expected to be held during early March.

Candidates should complete the online application form here.

Any question or queries may be addressed by email to the Aerospace Awards Committee Chairman, Steward Neil Sheath MRAeS.