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Whitworth Scholarship Regulations

Nature volume 159, pages 599600 (03 May 1947) | Download Citation



New regulations for the Whitworth Scholarships which the Minister of Education will offer for competition in 1948 have been published (H.M.1 Stationery Office. 3d. net). The following awards will be available: two Whitworth Senior Scholarships, tenable for two years, valued at £325 each ; five Whitworth Scholarships, tenable for three years, minimum value £200 each ; ten prizes valued at £20 each, to unsuccessful competitors for Whitworth scholarships whose work deserves recognition, the money to be spent in the furtherance of the competitor's engineering education. The conditions governing the Whitworth Scholarships have now been altered in two main respects. Candidates must have completed twenty-four months of works training instead of thirty months as hitherto, and entry is still limited to part-time students. The Ministry of Education Science Scholarships examinations in engineering will continue to be used for the purpose of making the awards, but the conditions for these have also been amended. Candidates will be required to reach a certain minimum standard in the two qualifying papers of mathematics and applied mechanics, and will also be required to take three scholarship papers, chosen from a number of alternatives. Workshop technology is introduced for the first time as one of these subjects. The entries for the Whitworth Senior Scholarships have, in the past, been governed by the same conditions as for the Whitworth Scholarships. Many university students could not qualify, however, because of the practical training conditions; this requirement has now been omitted, but a successful candidate will have to spend at least one year in a works on taking up a Senior Scholarship. No formal examination will be held, but a candidate must submit a thesis on one of a number of specified subjects.

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