The Gerry Mason scholarship was founded in 2015 by the eponymous founder of Salford engineering firm ‘Morson International’. Shortly after this pledge of support, Gerry unfortunately passed away, however his family have been continuing his legacy to fund engineering scholarships at Salford University in his memory.
One of these beneficiaries is Petroleum and Mechanical engineering student, Shelsia Abreu Gama Dos Santos.
Deep within the Clifford Whitworth Library at the heart of the University of Salford campus, an exciting new project is underway. The centrally based courtyard in Clifford Whitworth is currently being converted into a brand new Legacy Garden. This garden will become a peaceful place for friends and family to commemorate those who supported the University of Salford in their lifetime or who have left a legacy gift to the institution.
We spoke to former Gerry Mason scholar James Kelly, who graduated with a BEng in Petroleum Engineering in 2018. The Gerry Mason Scholarship is kindly supported by the Mason family in memory of Morson founder, Gerry Mason.
James has since gone on to work at Morson Projects and we found out find out how attending Salford University and receiving a donor funded scholarship helped him on his journey to a career as a full time Systems Engineer.