THREE engineering students at the University of Portsmouth have been given a bursary to study at its School of Civil Engineering and Surveying.
Hampshire County Council will also help them reach the all-important chartered status within the Institution of Civil Engineers through the council’s accredited scheme.
James Bragg, 22, Mike Ellis, 20, and Kachinga Shamboko, 22, competed for the life-changing Hampshire County Council bursaries with students from across the region.
Mike is expected to graduate in 2020. He said: ‘I have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it means the world to me.
‘I now know exactly where I am going. It has made my life so much easier and I am now well on course to become a chartered engineer.’
Councillor Sean Woodward, in charge of economy, transport and environment at the council, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for these students and we are looking forward to helping them achieve their ambition of becoming civil engineers.’