The Energy Institute (EI) Humber branch and OSL Consulting Engineers have jointly sponsored a student through the Arkwright Scholarships Trust. On 1 November, Humber branch Committee Member and Optimus Services Ltd Principal Director Alastair Robertson CEng MEI presented the joint award to Amy Felgate of Hymers College, Hull. The ceremony was held at the Mermaid Theatre, London.
The Trust is a registered charity that administers a UK scholarship scheme that identifies, inspires and nurtures future leaders in engineering and related areas of design. It is done by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to high-calibre students in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland).
Scholars are selected for their potential as future leaders in Engineering following a rigorous selection process comprising: an assessed application form with a teacher’s reference, a two-hour aptitude exam and a university-based interview. The scholarships support students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities and higher apprenticeship schemes.
The scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each scholar and to his/her school, and a range of enrichment activities, such as mentoring and industry visits, that enhance a scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by universities and industry and help to create a pipeline of top talent into the engineering profession.
The scholarships are supported by an expanding group of companies, universities, professional institutions, trade associations, the armed services, charitable trusts and personal donors.
For more information about the Akrwright Scholarships Trust, visit www.arkwright.org.uk