Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM students, ensuring that those with high-potential stay focused on a career in engineering. This November, Henry Sanford and Jay Popat were delighted to receive their Scholarships, they join Alessio Grespi (U6) who was awarded his scholarship last year.
Scholars are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills. These are gauged through a rigorous selection process comprising: 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.
The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and their school, plus enrichment activities such as mentoring and industry visits. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission tutors and industry recruiters and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can receive.
Dr Kevin P Stenson, Interim CEO of The Arkwright Scholarships Trust, and CEO of sister charity The Smallpeice Trust, said: “1,594 students across the UK applied to be an Arkwright Scholar and in 2017 we presented a total of 425 students with awards. We hope that these Scholarships will mark the first step in a long and successful career in engineering.
Nic Merridew, Director, Arup said “As we increasingly rely on automation and digital technology, we will need these scholars’ enthusiasm, innovation and engineering invention to meet the exciting challenges ahead.”
We wish Henry all the best in his future endeavours as he has now moved from Mill Hill to RAF Welbeck College.
For more information on applying for an Arkwright Scholarship please see Ms Banks