The Arkwright Scholarship Trust’s annual award ceremony took place on 29th October at the IET in London, presenting 413 young people with the charity’s prestigious scholarships. Celebrating some of the most talented young people in the UK, the scholarships aim to inspire students just starting out in their A Level and Scottish Higher studies in STEM subjects to follow a career in engineering and design. The scholarships are awarded jointly by the Arkwright Trust and a number of partner charities and organisations every year.
As proud partners of the Arkwright Trust, The Happold Foundation awarded five students with Happold Arkwright Scholarships at the ceremony. Charity Secretary Lorraine Milne presented the students with their awards; commenting, “I was really impressed to learn how much the Happold Arkwright Scholars already knew about engineering design, and how enthusiastic they were to learn and discover more. We have a fun two years ahead!”
The Happold Foundation’s 2016 Happold Arkwright Scholars are:
Peter Blevins from Skegness Grammar School, who hopes to follow a career in architectural engineering. Peter has a particular interest in sustainable design in small dwellings.
William Moreton, who attends JCB Academy in Rocester. William is interested in the design of tall buildings and hopes to work as a structural engineer.
St Georges School student Sam Pattison, who would like to follow a career in civil or structural engineering.
Maya Wall, who studies at Brighton and Hove High School. Maya would like to follow a career in Civil Engineering and would like to learn more about how structures are affected by forces.
James Allens Girl’s School student Hannah Uddin, who is fascinated by building design in areas affected by natural disasters. Hannah hopes to work in either aerospace or architectural engineering in the future.
Committed to helping young people on their journey to becoming the next generation of engineers, The Happold Foundation will offer a range of events designed to enhance their A Level studies and give them a better understand about the world of engineering in the built environment.