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    National Engineering Scholarship for Priya

    Sixth Former named as one of the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.

    Kimbolton School Sixth Form Design Technology Engineering StudentSixth Form student Priya has been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship that identifies her as one of the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.

    The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students and support them through the two years of their A levels. Priya successfully passed the two-hour Arkwright Aptitude Paper, which tests candidates’ flair and originality in solving engineering design problems, presented her GCSE DTE Product Design work on a Bluetooth speaker and, finally, underwent interviews at Cambridge University.

    Being a scholar means that Priya will receive a £600 award to fund a personal engineering project as well as ongoing support, mentoring and work placement opportunities to increase her understanding and experience of engineering.

    On hearing of her award, Priya, from Huntingdon, said, “The scholarship provides many opportunities to gain experience and will really help me to make an informed decision on my future university and career choices.”

    The talented 16-year-old, who is studying Maths, Art and DTE Product Design at A Level, is also Team Leader of Ventus Motorsports, a group of Sixth Form DTE students who are hoping to reach the national finals of the 2019-20 ‘F1 in Schools’ STEM Challenge.

    Mr Kevin Spencer, Head of Design Technology at Kimbolton School, said, “This success is just reward for Priya, who was very successful with her GCSE Design work last summer. Her award brings us to a total of 15 scholars in the last 10 years, which is a great achievement by our students.”

    Priya’s scholarship was formally presented at a ceremony in London supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology earlier this month.