Zoe? I also got a scholarship to study Msc Petroleum Geoscience at Imperial, but from Total instead. It is extremely competitive. We were told that out of roughly 1500 applicants there were only 60 places and then only 7 scholarships available. If you want a scholarship you need to have a 1st, good work experience and just something that makes you stand out from other people. But, at the moment the oil price is crashing which makes it even more difficult..
Was there a particular process you had to do to get the scholarship or was it more the result of showing good potential and achieving highly during the course?
Also without doing a year in industry, is summer work experience enough?