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Year 12 Thomas Hardye student Jess Mead is awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarship

Jess Mead, Arkwright Winner

Year 12 Thomas Hardye student Jess Mead has been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarship. This year only 350 such scholarships were made to Year 12 students nationally. Jess was presented with her Scholarship by the Worshipful company of Engineers, on behalf of the Arkwright Scholarship Scheme, in a prestigious online awards ceremony. Under normal circumstances this presentation would take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s headquarters at Savoy Place London.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme identifies, inspires and nurtures future leaders in Engineering, Computing and technical Design. Scholars are selected by a rigorous process when in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland). Jess had to undertake an on-line interview last Easter break. To be selected for interview, she submitted a detailed 8-page application form and sat a 2-hour exam.

Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support students through their A Levels to pursue Engineering, Computing or Technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to pursue careers in the field.

Every Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is sponsored by an industrial company, university, charitable trust, trade association, professional institution, armed service, worshipful company, industry regulator or personal donor that is relevant to the scholar’s future ambitions. Scholars and the school receive financial support for their 6th Form studies, mentors and access to work experience and exclusive visits.

Jess’s scholarship is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

Mr Richardson

December 2020