The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme is a highly esteemed scheme for 16-year-old aspiring engineering students to support them through their A levels or equivalent qualifications.
From over 650 candidates put forward for interview, we are delighted to congratulate Lower Sixth student Naomi, who has been accepted for the programme this year. This will open up a whole range of professional opportunities for Naomi as she will be linked to a company or university. She will also have the opportunity to attend conferences and courses specifically organised for the scholars.
“The Arkwright scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for me to learn about careers in engineering and mathematics from people working in the industry,” Naomi commented.
“I am really excited to work with my mentor to develop my knowledge and understanding of the field, as well as participate in connect days to meet lots of others with the same interests as me.”
Teacher of Design and Technology, Mrs Elizabeth Larkin, expressed her pride: “Many congratulations to Naomi for achieving the Arkwright Scholarship. She has passed a challenging external examination and official interview to achieve this prestigious award.
“I am so proud of her for achieving this as I know that the competition and standard is very high, but she steadily worked her way through the process in a calm manner learning and developing as she went.”
Every scholarship is sponsored by a commercial company, university, professional institution, personal donor or other organisation. This results in support in various forms, such as valuable hands-on work experience and a personal mentor who can with aspects of a student’s studies such as project and career planning.
The scholarship programme is a remarkable opportunity for any student looking to pursue engineering and is an excellent addition to any student’s CV, helping them with their career path and university entrance prospects.
Congratulations, Naomi, on an extraordinary achievement.