The Happold Foundation is delighted to support five Arkwright Scholars in 2019.
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. Each year, the Arkwright Trust and a number of partner charities and organisations, including the Happold Foundation, jointly award the scholarships. This year, we were able to support five scholars.
The scholarships were presented to Caitlin, Thomas and Oskar at the Arkwright Scholarship Trust’s annual award ceremony on 1stNovember at the IET in London, and Cara and Anna will accept their awards on 8thNovember in Edinburgh. Over 400 young people were presented with their awards at the events.
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.
Lorraine Milne, who presented the students with their scholarships, said, “we are excited to be able to support the students and we are really looking forward to working with them over the next two years.”
Our 2019 Arkwright Scholars are:
Cara from Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh. Cara is inspired by her sister, who is currently studying civil engineering at university.
Anna from Wakefield Girls High School, West Yorkshire. Anna has been interested in understanding how things work from a very young age. She sees how engineering is applied in everything around us. Anna has recently become interested in energy generation and energy reduction.
Caitlin from City of London School For Girls, Middlesex. Caitlin sees a future of combining her first 3 loves – Engineering, Sports and Humanitarian Design into one career.
Thomas from Queens Park Community School, London. Thomas is inspired by innovative technology and people who are using this innovation to help care for the planet.
Oskar from Harrow School, Middlesex. Oskar is passionate about mechanical engineering. He was awarded the Year 10 Design Technology Prize for achievement and the Silver Award in UK Physics Olympiad 2018
To find out more about Arkwright Scholarships, visit their website.