The DSM Dalry Production facility is working in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to launch a new scholarship.

The DSM Chemical Engineering Scholarship is designed to support two students on the MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering course, which is based on the University’s Paisley campus, as they undertake their fifth year of study.

The successful applicants will each receive an award of £4,250 to aid their studies, and will also be given the opportunity to undertake a 3-month placement with DSM at its facility in Dalry. The company will also offer the two best performing third year students on the BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering programme with the DSM Chemical Engineering prize, to the value of £500 each.

Professor Carl Schaschke, Dean of the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences, said: “We are delighted and grateful to DSM Nutritional Products (UK) Ltd for this generous scholarship and prize, both of which are being launched in time for the new academic session. This will provide significant support to future leaders in chemical engineering. The recipients of the scholarship will benefit not only from the funding, but from an invaluable opportunity to learn alongside industry experts and specialists with a wealth of experience through their placement.”

David Mills (Training & HR Specialist) from DSM went on to say: “We at DSM Dalry are excited and pleased to be able to work in partnership with UWS by supporting a number of scholarships that will not only provide financial assistance, but will also support the successful students towards their first steps in a rewarding career in a chemical manufacturing environment.”

DSM has a long history in Ayrshire, and in 2018 celebrated 60-years of manufacturing at its plant in Dalry.

The facility has been producing vitamins since 1958 and today the main production processes are Ascorbic Acid, Calcium-D-Pantothenate (vitamin B5) and Panthenol (proVitamin B5) The facility is the only producer of Ascorbic Acid, more commonly known as Vitamin C, outside of China.

To find out how to apply for the DSM Chemical Engineering Scholarship, and eligibility criteria, visit: https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/chemical-engineering/

For more information about studying MEng/BEng Chemical Engineering at UWS, visit: https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/chemical-engineering/