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Prestigious Award Ceremony for Arkwright Scholars

Tuesday, 06 November 2012

Year 12 pupils at Bolton School, Tejal Shanbhag and Jenny Heyes,were awarded prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarships at a ceremony hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London.

Tejal received her award from sponsor, Rolls Royce, and Jenny from her sponsor, Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust. Fellow year 12 pupil Lucy Croston also received an Arkwright Scholarship but will receive her award later as she was unable to attend the ceremony.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support young people from across the UK who have the potential to be industry’s future leaders in engineering and design. During their sixth-form studies, Scholars receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of exciting opportunities to learn more about engineering, such as mentoring and company visits. The school also receives £400 per Scholar.

Scholars are selected following a rigorous selection process comprising a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university.

The National Director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, Dr Martin Thomas, commented: “This year’s assessment process was extremely tough. Any secondary school can become affiliated to enter students, and this year we had 1103 applicants competing for just 335 Scholarships. Tejal, Jenny, Lucy, and all of our new Scholars have absolutely phenomenal potential for future careers in the engineering profession. Congratulations!”

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Jenny (above) and Tejal (below) were presented with their certificates at the awards ceremony in London

Jenny (above) and Tejal (below) were presented with their certificates at the award ceremony in London