Prestigious scholarship awarded to two Perse students
23 Nov 2011
At a ceremony held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, George Davies and Francois Sherwood were each awarded an Arkwright Scholarship for their outstanding work in design, engineering and technology.
The scholarships support young people who show the potential to be industry’s future leaders in engineering and design during their Sixth Form studies. George’s scholarship is sponsored by Cambridge Consultants and Francois is sponsored by Marshall Aerospace. Awards were presented by Carol Burke, Managing Director at Unipart Manufacturing Group.
Scholars were selected following a rigorous selection process comprising a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude paper and an interview. The interviews were held at top engineering universities across Britain. During interview, both George and Francois presented some technology project work to a panel of interviewers and discussed their commitment to design, engineering and technology.
The National Director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, Dr Martin Thomas, commented, "This year Arkwright awarded 298 scholarships, our largest ever amount. The increasing support that Arkwright receives from sponsors is a testament to the importance of the scholarships in these times of economic difficulty. Arkwright identifies the future stars who will help pull this country out of difficulty in the coming years, as leaders in engineering or related areas of design. All of our new scholars have phenomenal potential for the future and it’s great to see that this area of the country is producing students of the quality I saw at the Awards Day.”