ABERDEEN-based engineer Yasaman Zirakzadeh has become one of the first recipients of a new £7,500 scholarship from industry body Subsea UK.
A senior electronic engineer at Aker Solutions, she is one of two subsea engineers to have been recognised with the grant towards her MSc studies.
Darren Brown, a development engineer for First Subsea in Lancaster, will also be supported through his studies.
This is the first year that Subsea UK has awarded the scholarship prize in an effort to increase the number of highly skilled and qualified subsea engineers in the industry.
The annual award will enable the two successful candidates to study towards a post-graduate MSc in subsea engineering and management.