Prestigious national engineering scholarships awarded to Perse students
21 Jul 2014
The Perse continues its success at supporting students in Year 11 applying for the sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarships. These scholarships identify students as some of the country’s future leaders in engineering and technical design. This year five students were awarded scholarships, which is amongst the highest of any school in the country. These were awarded to the following students: Adam Gough, Benjamin Hall, Frederic Scott, Robbie Sewell, Adil Webster.
The renowned Arkwright Engineering Scholarships provide students with a £600 financial award to enhance their A level studies and a range of activities to enhance their understanding and experience of engineering. The Scholarships are respected by leading universities and companies and are supported by top engineering employers and organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft Research, Thales, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The Scholarships are also funded by charitable donors including, principal donors The Reece Foundation, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Gannochy Trust, the Dulverton Trust, the Emmott Foundation and S.F.I.A Educational Trust.
Students had to successfully complete a rigorous selection process consisting of a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university. The Scholarships will be formally presented at a prestigious ceremony supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology later in the year.
Well done everyone!