These awards were inaugurated in 2007 following a generous donation from the family of Mr John Blackburn Main, a former director of Shell Marine International, whose career had started in the drawing office of Scott’s Shipyard, Greenock.
Throughout his life, Mr Main encouraged education and training for young engineers.
The John Blackburn Main Memorial Fund helps support students at the University of Strathclyde to gain practical experience, lasting between 1 and 3 months, in a country different from their birth or normal citizenship. The awards are administered by the IMarEST, where Mr Main was a Member, and subsequently a Fellow, for almost 50 years.
The JBM scholarship is for Undergraduate students at the University of Strathclyde studying within the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Expenses paid trip to a shipyard abroad for a month
Please find the application criteria attached at the bottom of the page.
- Arash Hemmati - the award contributed to Arash’s PhD industrial research internship with Ramboll in Esbjerg, Denmark.
- Christos Papazisis - the award contributed to Christos’s internship in outfitting, painting and machinery inspection of tankers with SWS Waigaoqiao Shipyard (CSSC Group) in Shanghai, China.
- Emmanuel Ngang - the award contributed to Emmanuel’s placement at AVL List GmbH in Graz, Austria and Moribor, Slovenia.