The Arkwright Scholarship

20 December 2019 | 6th Form, School News

Year 12 student Rachel has received the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, awarded to the next generation of young engineers.

Rachel is one of 415 handpicked scholars from across the UK to recieve the award, which was presented at a ceremony in London following a rigorous, year-long application process.

Rachel, who studies A level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Design Technology, will receive financial and mentoring support through her A-Levels as part of a drive to inspire future leaders in engineering. Scholars are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in engineering disciplines. These are gauged through a selection process comprising of an assessed application form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.

The scholarships support students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities or higher apprenticeships while offering access to a range of enrichment experiences such as industry conferences, Connect Days, mentoring, residential courses and university VIP days.

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