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Prestigious Scholarships for DT Students

Four students who have been awarded Arkwright ScholarshipsFour pupils from the Stamford Endowed Schools have been awarded widely-respected National Arkwright Scholarships for Design & Technology.

The Year 12 students – Angus Smith, Lewis Ferrari, Jamie Serjeant and Olivia Chandler – all from Stamford, went through a rigorous selection process for the award. This included an application, Arkwright Aptitude Paper and a tough interview at Loughborough University, where they had to present their DT GCSE coursework and demonstrate their commitment to design, engineering and technology.

The scholarship scheme is one of the most prestigious in the UK and aims to identify, recognise and support high ability students to become future leaders in engineering and related areas of design. The scholarship will support the students through their A-Levels with a financial award of £600 over two years to help with the purchase of materials and books, as well as access to events, mentoring and links with sponsors. Scholarships are sponsored by industry, charitable trusts and professional engineering organisations and will be formally presented during an awards ceremony hosted at the Institute for Engineering and Technology in London later this term. A financial award of £400 per pupil is also provided to the school DT department.

Special commendation goes to Jamie Serjeant, who beat around 300 competitors to win the West Midlands final of the national ‘Young Engineers for Britain’ competition in the 14-17 age category. Another scholar - Angus Smith - came second in this category. This competition aims to encourage and reward creative, innovative and unique marketable projects.  Jamie will now go to the ‘Big Bang’ national final held in Birmingham on the 15th -17th March. We wish him good luck!

Head of Design and Technology, Marc Livingstone, commented; “This is the best the school has done in Arkwright Scholarships in recent years. To have four Arkwright Scholars - a status they can take into university - is a remarkable achievement.”