Microgaming has launched an education bursary initiative, which has been created to support a number of students from the Isle of Man who have potential to be rising stars.


The award will see Microgaming fund accommodation and essential living costs up to £6,000 per annum, with the aim to bring homegrown talent to the fore.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said: “The youth of the island are our future - this generation will shape the growth of the Isle of Man.

“It is essential that we provide them with the tools to reach their potential and that’s why we created this initiative.

“We are incredibly passionate about corporate social responsibility and are proud of the contribution we make to the island.

“We are well known for providing support to local charities, health projects, events and sports clubs; our new education initiative complements the work we already do on the island. We want to see the Isle of Man thrive.”

The bursaries will be managed and distributed by the department of education and children. The scheme is open to students who are eligible for a DEC maintenance grant and have secured a place on an approved undergraduate degree course.

Students don't necessarily need to be studying for a degree in technology or business to apply.

John Gill, head of legal and administrative services at the DEC, added: “This initiative from Microgaming will be life-changing to several local students.

“With A-level results announced [last week], I encourage anyone who believes they meet the bursary criteria to apply now, before it’s too late.”