The Future of Engineering: RGS students awarded Arkwright Scholarships
Congratulations to Dan Varughese and Eleanor Fawcett, Lower Sixth, who were successful this year in gaining prestigious Arkwright Scholarships. An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most esteemed scholarship of its type in the UK, designed to inspire students to pursue their dreams and change the world as a future leader in engineering. The Scholarships are awarded to a small number of hard-working students through a rigorous selection process conducted by the Smallpeice Trust, which includes completing a detailed application form, usually a written examination and an interview including a presentation and conducted by experts. Every Arkwright Scholarship is sponsored by a commercial company or trade association which means that support is offered in various different ways, for example, valuable hands-on work experience, support for a curriculum project or a personal mentor to help with certain aspects of studies and career planning.
Only 654 candidates were selected for interview from across the country this year, so special mention must also go to Tobey Butler, Daniel Hadley and Jack Pitt who were interviewed, putting them firmly in the top percentage of young, talented, budding engineers nationally.
Eleanor said: “I am thrilled to have been selected for the Arkwright scholarship and I am looking forward to all the opportunities including mentoring to help guide me into a career of engineering.”
Dan added: “The application was challenging but it’s prepared me for the future, especially for University. It definitely feels great to have this support for the future. I have my hopes set on engineering in F1.”
We are delighted that RGS students have once again been recognised for these national Awards and we wish them all every success in pursuing their engineering dreams!
Mr Gwilym Batchelder
Head of Design & Technology