King's Worcester

23 October

Arkwright Scholarship Awards for King’s Engineers

The school’s Design and Technology department were once again showing their talents, as another group of students were awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Award.

Chris Wilson, Head of Design and Technology at King’s Worcester added “We had a particularly talented group of applicants this year, but understandably, far fewer scholarships were awarded, owing to many sponsors being forced to withdraw support because of the financial uncertainty caused by CV-19.  The rigorous application process, with those passing the exam and being interviewed by leading engineers, will have been a valuable experience for all those who applied.”

The Arkwright Engineering award is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK and aims to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession. A total of 415 scholars will receive financial and mentoring support through their A-Levels and Scottish Advanced Higher qualifications, as part of a drive to inspire future leaders in engineering. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships is a programme from national STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, which has been providing scholarships to students since 1991.

Since its inception, more than 5,700 young people have passed through the scholarship programme, including award-winning BBC presenter Steph McGovern, who forged a career at Black & Decker before moving into business journalism. This year more than 1,370 students aged between 15 and 16 years old applied, following nominations from their schools. Scholarships were awarded to 126 female students, representing 30.4% of all 2019 Arkwright scholars.

King’s successes throughout the years is down to the continued time and dedication showed by both, staff and students, within the department and we are sure there are many more awards to come. Congratulations to Louisa and Dan for receiving this highly sought after award and wish the best in your future within the industry!

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