The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is an engineering award given to engineering students within the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. The scholarships are awarded through rigorous selection to the highest-calibre students from all educational backgrounds to support them through their A Levels. Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to the Scholar and to their school, and a range of enrichment activities that increase a Scholar's understanding of their chosen field of engineering, such as mentoring and industry visits. To be awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, student applicants must go through a three-stage selection process. The first stage is an extended online application form, where students have to describe a technical project they have done and explain how engineering is an interest in their lives. This online application must include a reference from a relevant teacher at the applicant's school. Stage two is a two-hour exam, where applicants must set out the practical design and manufacturing methods of their proposed solutions to two stated engineering problems. The final stage is an interview hosted at a university renowned for engineering.
I am pleased to announce that Alex Wilburn (12Otter) has been successful in being awarded an Arkwright Scholarship after successfully passing through the three-stage selection process. Alex has been a key driver behind our school's successful GreenPower team using his natural leadership traits and passion for engineering.
Mr J Bonney, Head of Faculty Design & Technology