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Thursday, 17 Nov 2011
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust has awarded its inaugural Undergraduate Scholarships in Engineering to three outstanding candidates.
The Scholarships support students over the full duration of their undergraduate degrees and are worth between £9000 and £12,000 each. The Scholarships have been made possible through the generous support of The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust and The Reece Foundation. Edmund Eustace received one of two Arkwright/Reece Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships. Edmund has just started the General Engineering course at the University of Cambridge.
The three Scholarships were bestowed on the recipients at the annual Arkwright Scholarships Award Ceremonies hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London and Glasgow.
Dr Martin Thomas, the National Director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said: “Whatever the long-term effect of the changing tuition fees, more high-calibre young people need to be encouraged to choose engineering at undergraduate level. These Scholarships mark a new step in Arkwright’s efforts to contribute to this need, working in collaboration with these key partners."
Mr Michael Franklin, Director of The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust commented: “After many years of successful involvement with the Arkwright scheme, I am delighted that The LRET is extending its support to one of three inaugural undergraduate scholarships. Arkwright Scholars demonstrate not only academic excellence, but skills, abilities, initiative and energy which set them apart from their peers. Together we are giving vital, practical encouragement to one of the country’s top engineering students.”
Dr Alan Reece of The Reece Foundation said, "It gives me great pleasure to help two ambitious young people into careers that will not only be useful but also thoroughly enjoyable."
Three other boys in Years 12 and 13 at the RGS currently hold an Arkwright Scholarship.
Source: Head of Design Technology