The Bill Taylor Scholarship (BEAR)

A £3,400 award paid in two instalments for students studying Civil and Environmental Engineering at undergraduate level.

The Bill Taylor Scholarship (BEAR)


The Bill Taylor Scholarship is open to students in Year 3 of the MEng/BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This scholarship is aimed at a well-rounded individual who's interested in working in the civil engineering sector. As well as receiving £3,400 per year (over two years), students will be required to take part in the 12-week industry placement (during term 2 of Year 3) at BEAR Scotland, and a summer placement prior to the start of Year 4.

The summer placement will last a minimum of eight weeks and will be paid. Students must be flexible in travelling anywhere in Scotland to take up their summer placement. Students who withdraw, fail to achieve the required results to progress on the course or do not complete the allocated 12-week industry placement in Year 3 and summer work placement will cease to receive further money from the Scholarship Fund.

The successful student will also be offered a full-time role on the BEAR Scotland graduate training programme, gaining experience in a number of different departments within the company over a 3 to 4-year training programme. Further details including salary will be discussed during the interview process.

Due to the long term commitment required to be on the graduate programme, students must consider this before applying for the scholarship.

Further Information: Bill Taylor

BEAR Scotland is offering this scholarship to Abertay University students in memory of Chairman Bill Taylor who passed away in 2016. Bill was also a Dundee Institute of Technology graduate in civil engineering before Abertay became a University.


To be considered for this scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

How to Apply 

For more information about this scholarship and details of how to apply, please download the Bill Taylor Scholarship Guidance Notes and apply by downloading the Bill Taylor Scholarship Application Form.

Terms & Conditions 

All Scholarships are subject to Terms & Conditions

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