Engineering scholarship for RGS pupil

January 26 2018

Redland Green’s Rowen D was awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship recently at a ceremony in London, at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place.

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Redland Green’s Rowen D was awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship recently at a ceremony in London, at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place.

Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in UK schools and help to ensure that high potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline, in the critical 16 to 18 age range.

The new Arkwright Engineering Scholars received their Awards at Ceremonies supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and themed around the Built Environment, supported by Principal Awards Ceremony Sponsors, Arup.  

Scholars are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in STEM. These are gauged through a rigorous selection process comprising: an assessed application form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.  The Scholarships support students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities or higher apprenticeships.

The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and to his/her school, and enrichment activities such as mentoring and industry visits that enhance a Scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context.