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7 January

OV’s ICE Scholarship

Many congratulations to OV Ed Cosson (Br 14-21), who has been awarded a prestigious ICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship. QUEST stands for Queen’s Jubilee Scholarship Trust and was established by ICE in 1977 in response to the shortage of engineers entering the profession.

The award is open to those who achieved impressive A Level Grades and who are studying a civil engineering degree course accredited by ICE. It provides financial help over the course of study and direct links to top employers.

ICE Scholarship Ed Cosson

To be selected for the award, Ed underwent a tough, two stage process which involved initial scrutiny of his application by academics and industry representatives on the QUEST Committee, followed by an interview with his sponsoring company, Ferrovial.

Ed will be funded jointly by QUEST and Ferrovial. As a QUEST undergraduate scholar, he receives financial support for four years of his five year degree, eight weeks’ paid work placement each summer, a paid work placement in year three and a bonus when he joins the company after graduating.

At King’s, Ed was a key member of the Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Challenge team, competing in two National Finals and a World Final. He went on to secure an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, the most esteemed scholarship of its type in the UK for future leaders in engineering, and was sponsored by Rolls Royce Plc.

Ed will shortly complete his first semester at the University of Bath, studying Civil and Architectural Engineering, and has wasted no time getting stuck in to his first group project – a structure that inspires levitation.

ICE Scholarship Ed Cosson

Aside from engineering, Ed’s other great passion is kayaking. It’s no coincidence that Ed chose Bath as the ideal location to pursue this hobby and he has already taken part in several white-water trips to Devon and Cardiff with the University Canoe Club. His paddling skills have even gained him a place in the University Canoe Polo Team.

ICE Scholarship Ed Cosson

Ed added, “I was particularly inspired and encouraged at school by the staff in the Design and Technology Department and would like to thank them and my other teachers for their support, especially with the 4×4 Challenge but also during my time in the Sixth Form. Despite the last two years being heavily disrupted by COVID, I’m very grateful that I have been able to achieve what was needed to move on to the next phase of my education.”