Sofia Offshore Wind Farm sponsors new scholarship

  • 04 January 2024

RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm has sponsored a new scholarship at Teesside University to support renewable energy training. RWE has worked in partnership with the University since 2020 to help train students for careers in the green renewables sector.

Matthew Swanwick, Sofia’s Project Director said: “We are delighted to announce this scholarship. RWE recognises the value of postgraduate study but also understands that the cost of taking that extra step in a person’s education can be an obstacle. We hope that this scholarship will go some way to supporting the chosen student with their studies”. 

RWE is offering one scholarship of £5000 to support a master’s student studying at the university in 2023/24. It celebrates the growth of this dynamic industry and to support the next generation of skills in the critical renewables area. The bursary will go directly to the scholarship recipient and can contribute to living expenses, learning materials and general spending. Membership to the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) will be offered alongside this to support the professional development of the successful scholar. 

At 1.4GW, Sofia will be one of the largest wind farms in the UK, able to generate enough power for 1.2 million homes. The wind farm will be based at Dogger Bank, 195km from the nearest point on the UK’s North East coastline.  

The RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Scholarship is part of the University’s Teesside Transformation Fund, which invests in the next generation of student talent to build critical skills and support growing industries in the region and beyond.