Students who read your piece on graduate debt and pay (23 June, page 68) may be interested to hear about the Inspire Scholarships scheme.

It is run by ConstructionSkills with employers such as Costain, Willmott Dixon and Kier. It offers undergraduates in construction subjects grants of up to £9000 towards their studies.

Applications for next year’s scheme will be opening in September. Any students who want to find out more can log on to

Paul Sykes, recruitment manager, CITB-ConstructionSkills