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Jeremy Fry
Jeremy Fry

Press Release - 14 November 2005

Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship to be awarded by the James Dyson Foundation

The James Dyson Foundation is to award an annual scholarship at the University of Bath in the memory of engineer Jeremy Fry, who died earlier this year.

Students in the Bath and Bristol area will have the opportunity to apply for the £5,000 scholarship to help with their course fees and living expenses during their four year course.

The scholarship will go to the student who most clearly demonstrates inventive flair.

Founder of Bath-based company Rotork Controls, Jeremy Fry, gave James Dyson his first job working on the design of the Sea Truck, a 40-knot, high-speed craft with its air-lubricated hull.

James Dyson said: "Jeremy was the most charismatic and inventive of engineering designers. His real brilliance was to nurture and help young engineers to whom he showed huge generosity. His ethos has shaped the way Dyson works with young graduate engineers. This money will go to students who illustrate they have real inventive and ingenious potential.”

Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, said: “We are delighted that the James Dyson Foundation is supporting this scholarship at the University of Bath, which is renowned for its excellence in engineering research and teaching. Jeremy Fry was a keen supporter of the University, and this scholarship will ensure that his name and reputation for excellence have a lasting legacy.”


The James Dyson Foundation was created in 2002, part of its purpose being to support local charities, community events, and schools, but also to support educational projects within Design and Technology and Engineering.

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