That is why, as part of our ongoing dedication to supporting talent in the UK construction industry, CRL are helping to fund the next generation of construction superstars.

In a nutshell

Every year 10 successful applicants will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.

This award is designed to help high-performing students with some of the additional costs involved in studying, such as the cost of course materials, textbooks and living expenses.


Entry Requirements

To be considered for the CRL Scholarship Award, please use our submission form to submit the following



Scan of the offer letter with proof of unconditional acceptance



Contact details of two personal referees



An original 1,000 word essay entitled ‘The Future Of The Construction Industry’

Key Information:


Who is eligible for this scholarship?

The CRL scholarship is open to:

  • First-year undergraduates only – at the time of application, be enrolled in an eligible course under the three disciplines mentioned below in a higher education institution in the UK, having either started their first year in September 2017, or starting their first year in September 2018

  • Students who have a confirmed place at a recognised UK higher education institution for a foundation, bachelor’s or integrated master’s degree under one of the following disciplines: civil engineering, construction, (landscape) architecture, please see our full list of eligible courses

  • Home, EU and International students in the UK only

  • Please contact us on any eligibility concerns

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How will your application be assessed?

The CRL Scholarship rewards academic performance and applicants must display evidence of academic excellence and innovation.This will be demonstrated by:

  • Academic endorsements by two personal referees

  • Submission of an essay of no more than 1,000 words entitled ‘The Future Of The Construction Industry


How will the awards be allocated?

Applicants will be judged by our internal panel and the 10 strongest entrants will be selected to receive the £1,000 cash prize.

Successful applicants will be notified by 1st December 2018.

All scholarship awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by CRL at a date and venue to be confirmed closer to the time.

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The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2018. Any submissions made after this date cannot be considered.

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CRL Scholarship Award Full Terms and Conditions

1. Eligibility
  • Students must submit proof that they have accepted an offer to attend an eligible UK university (or higher education institution) for a semester/grading period starting in September 2017 and 2018. This proof should not only include an acceptance offer letter but also show proof that you have unconditionally accepted the offer.
    • The acceptance letter must:
      • be on school letterhead
      • display a school seal or logo
      • contain a signature and phone number of a representative from the admissions office
    • All documents must clearly show your name as the same on your passport and the name and address of the issuing school.
  • Eligible courses include any undergraduate foundation, bachelor’s and integrated master's degree in the following disciplines: engineering, construction, architecture. A full list of eligible course titles can be found here.
  • CRL reserves the right to decide the eligibility of a specific course
  • Postgraduate students are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
  • Both current first year students and students commencing their first year of university study are eligible.
  • Those commencing foundation programmes prior to the beginning a degree are not eligible.
  • Qualifications considered for scholarship purposes must all be gained normally within three years prior to university admission.
  • Applicants should show their future potential, as demonstrated by their academic intentions, educational achievements, any other relevant experience, and their aspirations for their future career.
  • Candidates must be Home, EU or International students in the UK. Applications from students studying in other countries cannot be accepted.
2. Assessment
  • Candidates must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words entitled ‘The Future Of The Construction Industry’ to be considered eligible for the award.
  • The essay must be the student's own work. Quotations must be placed properly within quotation marks or indented and must be cited fully. All paraphrased material must be  acknowledged. Infringing this requirement, whether deliberately or not, or passing off the work of others as the work of the student, whether deliberately or not, will result in disqualification.
  • Students must supply contact details, including work email addresses, for two suitable referees who will provide academic references.
  • All references must be written in English.
  • All references must be academic in nature.
  • We ask applicants to make sure they have the agreement of their chosen referees before they enter their details. We also ask them not to choose family members, friends, partners or ex-partners as referees.
  • The applicant is not permitted to write their own reference.
  • References sent by email from the applicant will not be accepted.
  • Students may be requested to provide additional information in order to confirm their eligibility for a scholarship. Any additional information requested must be provided to CRL by 30th November 2018 in order for a student to be considered for a scholarship.
3. Allocation
  • The completed application must be submitted no later than the Midnight of 31th October 2018. Entries submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Scholarships will be allocated conditionally to those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who are selected by the CRL scholarship awarding panel as being the strongest 10 applicants, as demonstrated through their application.
  • Successful candidates will be notified no later than 1st December 2018.
  • Scholarships are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.
  • Bursaries are awarded for the current academic year only and cannot be deferred. Applicants who choose to defer their studies will not be eligible to receive the award but can be considered anew for a scholarship in the year they will begin their studies.
  • CRL reserves the right to reclaim any overpayment or incorrect bursary amount.
  • The allocation decision is final.
4. Payment and Award Ceremony
  • Payments are expected to be made by the end of the first term of study to students who continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • All cash payments are paid by BACS into a UK bank account only.
  • The account must be held either solely or jointly in the name of the registered student. Payments cannot be made into the account of another person.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they provide up-to-date bank details to CRL in sufficient time for the payments to be made.
  • If a student does not provide their bank details by 31 December 2018 the cash prize will be forfeited for the year and cannot be claimed at a later point.
  • Scholarship winners will receive details about the award ceremony upon notification of their successful application.
  • Payment can only be made to successful applicants who attend the award ceremony hosted by CRL. Failure to do so may result in no payment being made and the scholarship being withdrawn.
  • Award winners can be accompanied by no more than two family members at the award ceremony.
  • If the student cannot attend the ceremony someone from their family must attend to receive the award.
  • By attending the ceremony, you consent to CRL using any photographs taken of you or your family for promotional purposes. These images may appear on our website, corporate social media channels and email.
  • CRL will not be liable for any additional expenses (for example travel and accommodation) incurred by those attending the award ceremony.
5. General Terms and Conditions
  • All criteria are reviewed annually
  • By accepting payment of an award, a student is agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
6. Withdrawal of Bursary
  • CRL reserves the right to withdraw a bursary from any student who is found to have misled CRL about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.