Lower Sixth Pupils awarded prestigious scholarships

Felix Murray (left) and James Randall (below right) of the Lower Sixth have been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support young people from across the UK who have the potential to be future leaders in engineering. Sixth Form students receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of opportunities to learn more about engineering, including mentoring and company visits.

Scholars are chosen following a tough selection process comprising a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university. Felix and James faced a lot of competition, from a pool of 30,000 eligible students, only 397 Scholarships were eventually awarded.

Dr Martin Thomas, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust said:

“I have been hugely impressed by the creativity, technical skills and leadership prowess of the young men and women receiving their Scholarships this year. The country needs thousands of new engineers to take the economy and society forward. But some of these newly-trained people need to also act as outstanding leadership beacons within industry and academia. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are the first step on that road to achieving such a vital position within the UK engineering profession.”

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