AECOM, one of the world's largest infrastructure consultancy firms, believes in creating opportunities for everyone and is committed to always striving for better, whether it be reducing emissions, creating social value, or diversifying their workforce.
To help increase the number of women studying construction-related degrees, AECOM has partnered with the University to launch a scholarship, and we are extremely proud to be working with an industry partner that shares our vision for encouraging women into the built environment and STEM sectors.
AECOM Women in Construction Scholarship
The Scholarship launched at the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year, providing a female student from a low-income background with financial support for the duration of their degree. AECOM's Scholarship not only provides a non-repayable award, but is a life-changing opportuntity for the recipient.
Craig Edwards - Managing Director, Environment and Ground Engineering, UK and Ireland, AECOM:
"We truly believe in the value of improving access to the construction industry, reaching people from a variety of different backgrounds who will bring a diversity of perspective. We also recognise the importance of collaboration between industry and academia to attract future female talent, so we're really proud to partner with the University of Salford to launch the AECOM Women in Construction Scholarship."
"I would like to thank AECOM massively for the support and ensuring I can utilise my learning time .... Without the generosity of the company, my university experience would have been a lot more stressful."
Scholarships of this nature are extremely important to the University, helping to provide greater support to students who may otherwise be deterred from studying due to financial constraints; we would like to thank AECOM for helping our students to realise their dreams.