CNR International launches new RGU scholarship scheme

Aberdeen-based oil and natural gas operator, CNR International (CNRI), has further demonstrated its commitment to developing young talent by launching a new university scholarship scheme.

The initiative, launched in partnership with The Robert Gordon University (RGU), will provide a number of students with financial support, as well as opportunities to receive expert, industry mentoring and work placements.

CNRIThe scheme will see CNRI provide funding for one Business Scholar, one Engineering Scholar and one Access Scholar, with annual support being provided for each scholar over a period of four years.

The Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, personal characteristics and, in the case of the Access Scholarship, financial criteria. A selection panel comprising of Faculty Heads and a representative of the university’s fundraising arm, the RGU Foundation, will assess the shortlisted candidates and grant the scholarships on behalf of CNRI.

Barry Duncan, CNRI’s Vice President, Finance, commented:

“We’re delighted to partner with RGU to launch this CNRI Scholarship.

“We all know the costs involved in studying can sometimes prohibit enthusiastic people from entering university. Through this initiative, we hope to encourage talented individuals overcome this barrier and pursue a university degree and realise their full potential.”

Charles Davis, CEO of RGU Foundationsaid:

“RGU Foundation is delighted to accept this generous gift from CNR International which will support students at the university in such significant ways.

“In addition to scholarships in both engineering and business, CNRI’s gift will support a need based bursary as part of the university’s widening access agenda which aims to remove barriers for young people who wish to have a transformational education here at RGU.”


Pictured are (l) Barry Duncan CNRI’s Vice President, Finance and (r) Charles Davis CEO of RGU Foundationsaid


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