Piper Alpha memorial Safety Scholarship

On the night of 6 July 1988, 167 men tragically lost their lives following an explosion on the Piper Alpha oil platform, in what remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.

The Piper Alpha Memorial Safety Scholarship was created to provide a legacy for the victims of the disaster, ensuring those who are responsible for taking the industry forward into the next stage of evolution are fully aware of the need for the highest levels of safety.

The annual scholarship is open to all postgraduate students undertaking MSc studies in the following disciplines:

  • Safety and Reliability Engineering
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Energy Futures (Oil and Gas) and International Business
  • Energy and Petroleum

Students are required to submit dissertations focused on safety within the oil and gas industry which are then assessed by a panel of judges, including representatives from both Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.

Interested in applying? More info below:

Aberdeen University Information
Robert Gordon University Information

You can view previous applicant dissertations in our media section.