ERA Foundation Launches New Scholarships to Celebrate The Centenary of Electrical Association of Women

The ERA Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new university scholarship program for women studying electrical and electronic engineering.

The “ERA Foundation Scholarships” will provide £2,000 per year for up to four years to five exceptional female students commencing studies in 2024.

The launch of these new scholarships coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Electrical Association of Women (EAW), formed in 1924 to educate women on using electricity in the home and inspire more significant participation of women in engineering professions. EAW pioneered training programs and university sponsorships for women studying engineering.

As a recipient myself of one of the original Caroline Haslett Electrical Association for Women Awards to support my journey into engineering, I am delighted to see the ERA Foundation sponsoring the next generation of young electrical and electronic engineers through these scholarships”, said Professor Dame Helen Atkinson of Cranfield University, an ERA Foundation board member.

UK universities offering degrees in these fields are invited to apply for one scholarship each by summarizing support programs for women engineers and plans for utilizing the scholarship funding. Applications detailing this information in 500 words or less should be emailed to by December 22nd, 2023. Five universities will be selected as ERA Foundation Scholarship partners.

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The 2024 ERA Foundation Scholarships will specifically support UK women studying electrical or electronic engineering (or a subject that includes a significant amount of electrical or electronic engineering) at a UK university.

The ERA Foundation plan to support 5 students with a Scholarship of £2000 per year during their studies for a maximum of four years.

The ERA Foundation will support a maximum of one student per university. Students must be UK citizens and take a degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering (or a subject predominantly Electrical or Electronic Engineering).

The scholarships will be awarded to students commencing their studies in 2024.

If you are interested in the potential for your university involvement in these scholarships, please email me with a summary of how you support women students, how you promote engineering (specifically electrical and electronic engineering) to them and how you will use the scholarship – in no more than 500 words. We will then select the five universities we will work with to identify the right recipients of these scholarships.

Please send your response to by Friday 22nd December 2023