The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK.

The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16 year old students through a rigorous selection process and support the students through the two years of their A Levels. Charlotte had to submit a written application together with photographic evidence of her practical work. Success in this application lead to a 2-hour examination where Charlotte’s problem solving skills and engineering potential was put to the test.

On passing the examination, Charlotte was interviewed by two professionals, one from education and one from industry. It is on the recommendation of the professionals who decided that Charlotte is worthy of the Arkwright Scholarship.

RMS Head of DT Ms Dines said "As I interview for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship myself, I am fully aware of how thorough the questioning in the interview is – Charlotte has done incredibly well to receive this accolade and the whole school community is very proud of her achievement"

About the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship:

Every Scholarship is sponsored by a commercial company, trade association, university, professional institution, armed service, government organisation, worshipful company, charitable trust or personal donor.

The scholar receives £600 as part of the Scholarship. The funding is to support personal technical projects/ enhance curriculum projects/ attend technical courses, summer schools or university open days.

School receives £400 to spend on equipment, materials or teacher training to enhance the delivery of STEM subjects.

  • Mentoring

The student is paired with a Mentor – a Professional Engineer who can provide advice and guidance about their future study and career development, and even technical advice to help with their projects.

  • Enrichment opportunities

Scholars have access to wide variety of exclusive events run by Arkwright partner companies, universities and trade associations. These give insight into aspects of different sectors of industry and academia. The Arkwright E-newsletter provides Scholars with access to third-party events, lectures and competitions.

Other great benefits of the Arkwright Scholarship:

  1. Networking with like-minded students
  2. Personal development and enhanced confidence
  3. Arkwright Undergraduate Scholarships are available exclusively to Arkwright Engineering scholars – worth £4,000 over the duration of an undergraduate degree in engineering, computing or technical design
  4. Support from your Sponsor may include: A day visit, Work experience, Personal Mentor, Support for your curriculum project, Careers materials