Alex Awarded Arkwright Engineering Scholarship
Sixth Form student is identified as a future leader in engineering and related areas of design.
Lower Sixth Form student Alex has been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, which identifies him as one of the UK’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.
The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students through a rigorous selection process that assesses academic, practical, and leadership skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Supported by his Design Technology Engineering GCSE coursework, Alex completed an online application including a DTE supporting reference; a two-hour aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.
Arkwright scholarships consist of an annual financial award and a range of enrichment activities to support students through their two-year A Level studies. This includes mentoring and industry visits to enhance their experience of engineering and technical design in a real-world context. The scholarships are highly regarded by universities and industry, and are one of the highest accolades that a talented Sixth Form student can achieve.
Alex, who is studying for A Levels in DTE, Maths and Physics said: “I am really pleased to have received an Arkwright Scholarship. The mentorship and resources available to me are fantastic, and the financial contribution helps me to purchase tools, equipment and materials for my projects. I am hoping to study marine engineering or naval architecture at university, and I look forward to being able to list this prestigious award on my application.”
Alex’s scholarship will be formally presented at a ceremony supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology later this term.