Arkwright Scholarships identify the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design and Bedford Modern School Year 12 student, Jamie Brown, is one of this year’s recipients.
The renowned Arkwright Scholarships provide students with a £600 financial award to enhance their A Level studies and a range of activities to enhance their understanding and experience of engineering. Jamie will be sponsored by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing in Northampton.
Jamie, 16, who has 10 GCSEs including 5A*s and 5A grades and is currently studying maths, further maths, physics and design technology A Levels at BMS said: “I’m delighted to have been awarded an Arkwright Scholarship; this has given me more confidence in planning a career in engineering. The staff at BMS, especially the DT department, have been really supportive and I would encourage other students to consider a career in engineering. I’ve already used some of my sponsorship money to buy a new laptop for my studies.”
Head of Design and Technology at Bedford Modern School, Paul Kennington, said: “I was really pleased that Jamie’s application was successful. He is our second Arkwright Scholar in two years, and is one of a relatively small number of successful applicants nationally.
“The benefits of this go way beyond the financial award, which can be used for a variety of purposes to support the student’s education. Universities view the scholars in a very favourable light, and it is possible that further support could be available once the student obtains a place, and this may well continue into the workplace.”
Jamie used photographs and drawings from a burglar alarm concept he designed as part of the Year 10 coursework in his application before undertaking a two-hour examination and being shortlisted for interview.