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Arkwright Scholars Receive Awards

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Two Girls’ Division pupils this year received Arkwright Scholarships. This prestigious award, which gives pupils entering their A Level studies a £600 financial award, is granted to high-calibre students planning a future in engineering who have the potential to become future leaders in their chosen field.

Khadijah Ismail and Georgina Owen, who are both now in Year 12, applied for the Scholarships in Year 11. They not only had to complete the application form and a two-hour aptitude test, but also created their own project alongside their GCSE studies and discussed it at an in-depth interview at a top engineering university.

Both girls received news over the summer holidays that they had successfully made it through this rigorous application process and would receive the Scholarships.

During the Autumn Term, they were then invited to attend an Award Ceremony in London to receive their award and meet their industry sponsors. Across the two Award Ceremonies in London and Glasgow, 397 new sixth form Scholars and three new Undergraduate Scholars from all over the UK were joined by 1,500 guests and industry VIPs.

The Bolton School students were presented with their awards by their industry sponsors, The Royal Air Force for Khadijah and The National Grid for Georgina.

As part of the Scholarships, the girls will now gain access to technical lectures, industry-based experience days and magazine subscriptions, as well as the opportunity to take part in other enrichment activities to enhance their understanding of engineering. The School will also receive £400 for each Scholarship to help with the teaching of STEM subjects.

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Georgina and Khadijah with the projects they used in their Arkwright Scholarship applications

Georgina and Khadijah with the projects they used in their Arkwright Scholarship applications

Georgina received her award from a representative of The National Grid

Georgina received her award from a representative of The National Grid

An RAF representative presents Khadijah with her award

An RAF representative presents Khadijah with her award