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Student awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarship

 Tom Lane, Arkwright ScholarStamford School student, Tom Lane Y12, has been awarded a prestigious National Arkwright Scholarship for Design & Technology. Tom went through a rigorous selection process for the award. This included an application last October, followed by an Arkwright Aptitude test in February. Tom then received the news that he had reached the interview stage. He undertook a tough interview at Loughborough University, where he had to present his DT GCSE coursework and demonstrate his commitment to design, engineering and technology. After presenting his incredible desk lamp, Tom found out that he had been awarded a widely-respected Arkwright Scholarship.

Tom’s scholarship is sponsored by Smurfit Kappa, a leading global producer of paper-based packaging with over 41,000 employees across the world. The scholarship will support Tom through his A-Levels with a financial award of £600 over the two years to help with the purchase of materials and books, as well as access to events, mentoring and links with Smurfit Kappa, including the possibility of work experience.

Tom has also been invited to the Arkwright Scholarships awards ceremony in November in which Jonathan Firth, Director of Operations at Virgin Galactic, is the guest speaker.

Reflecting on his achievement, Tom said: "I am very proud to have received a scholarship and look forward to the great opportunities it will offer."