Yasir Alrufaee | The Gerry Mason Engineering Excellence Scholarship

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The Gerry Mason Engineering Excellence Scholarships were first set up in 2015 when the late Morson founder Gerry Mason met with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford to discuss his vision in supporting local, talented engineering students and to pledge £270,000 to establish the scholarship programme. 

This programme allows the most gifted students to flourish irrespective of their financial backing and the scholarships are available across all disciplines of engineering. 

The first students from the scholarship programme graduated in July 2018 and we spoke to one of these students, Yasir Alrufaee, about how the programme helped him.

I did aeronautical engineering at the University of Salford and I got the Engineering Excellence Scholarship which was really amazing.  We had applications at the beginning [of the course] in around September. So I did that, filled it in and when I got the response I was really glad to actually get it - and some of my friends who were on the same course got the same scholarship.

Work experience was key for Yasir and as part of the course, went to Morson's design arm, Morson Projects, to do a week of experience.

The scholarship really helps a lot because what it does for you is you'll allocate more time for your studies. So, say if you have a job, you'll probably quite that job because of the scholarship and you'll be able to focus on your course more and have more time to do extra-curricular activities. 

I really love engineering because it's the pinnacle of the small things you look at and I'm really glad to have chosen this field because it doesn't only open up jobs in the engineering side - you can also go into finance, banking etc. My ideal career would be to work in the engineering field though and to work as an aeronatuicual engineer. I'm currently on the job search so I'm applying for jobs. 

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