Do you want to reward your best National 5 STEM students and set them on the path to a successful career in engineering and design?
If so, the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships could be the tool you are looking for. These are highly-sought-after Scholarships for high-potential STEM students keen to pursue a future career in engineering in its widest sense, including computing, chemical engineering and ‘technical’ aspects of product design (as opposed to aesthetics). The competitive application process, comprises: student application form; teacher reference; two-hour engineering aptitude exam; 20-minute interview. Successful applicants become Arkwright Engineering Scholars and receive a two-year programme of enrichment while studying Advanced Highers / A levels in their own schools/colleges. Scholars receive £600 to spend on engineering activities of their choice. School Departments receive £400 for every student who secures a Scholarship (or £200 if your school is an 11-16 school where the students go to a local college for Highers / A levels).
Teachers spend a few hours each autumn to support students’ applications, including writing a short reference for each applicant; help applicants go through past Arkwright exam papers and offer a mock interview in the early spring term; spend an hour or two each summer writing a brief progress report about each of their Scholars.
You can join the 900+ schools and colleges who already benefit across the UK, by:
- Reading the schools’ brochure (http://www.arkwright.org.uk/welcome/pdfs/SchoolBrochure.pdf )
- affiliating at http://www.arkwright.org.uk/pdf/affiliation.pdf (affiliation is FREE)
- Contact our Schools Coordinator Emma Golbourn (01926 333210, firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal chat and to arrange a visit from your local Arkwright schools Liaison Officer.