Monday, 28 August 2017
Aaliyah Ascroft and Grace Palmer have been awarded Arkwright Scholarships for the duration of their A Level studies. They will attend an Award Ceremony in the Autumn Term to receive their Scholarship certificates and meet with their industry sponsors.
The prestigious Arkwright Scholarships are designed to identify and nurture students with the potential to become future leaders in engineering, computing and technical design. There is a tough selection process which includes an application form, a written aptitude test, and an interview at a top engineering university.
All applicants had to discuss a relevant project in depth at this interview. Aaliyah and Grace each produced a contemporary storage unit as part of their GCSE coursework. Both girls received A grades in their Resistant Materials GCSEs, and the experience of putting together their projects gave them plenty to talk about.
Each Arkwright Scholar receives a £600 financial award to be used to enhance A Level studies, access to the quarterly newsletter and the opportunity to attend a range of exclusive events to enrich pupils’ understanding and experience of engineering and academia. The Arkwright Scholarship also provides sponsorship from a top engineering employer or organisation, which can lead to work experience, further sponsorship at university and even future job offers. Sponsors are drawn from a group of industrial companies, universities, charitable trusts, trade associations, professional institutions, armed services, worshipful companies, industry regulators and personal donors. In addition, the school receives a £400 award for each pupil receiving the Scholarship to enhance STEM provision for all pupils.
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