Arkwright Engineering Scholarships

The Smallpeice Trust’s prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme is designed to inspire and nurture future leaders as they leave school and progress into the exciting world of engineering.

What is an Arkwright Scholarship

Make a difference with engineering

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme inspires the best and brightest young leaders to pursue their dreams of changing the world through engineering. The Scholarship is perfect for highlighting individual achievement when you apply to university and degree apprenticeship programmes. Because while your classmates will be filling their applications with details of which science and technology clubs they’re members of, you will have the added bonus of stating that you’re one of our Scholars. And that’s something that sets you apart.

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Benefits for Scholars

It starts with you

We’ll develop your leadership skills, give you real-world experience of what it is to be one of the industry’s most innovative engineers and match you with a dedicated mentor in your area of interest. You’ll benefit from a £600 financial bonus too – which you could put towards ensuring your A-Level project stands out from the competition – while your school will receive a donation of £400 that they can put towards STEM events or a piece of equipment to benefit the whole school. We work in close partnership with engineering industry giants such as Balfour Beatty, Rolls-Royce, The Royal Air Force and Network Rail, and have links with the UK’s leading engineering universities –most of our Scholars go on to complete higher education.

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How to apply

Open doors with an engineering scholarship

Your school must be affiliated to the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme before you can apply for a Scholarship. If your school is not affiliated ask your teacher to complete the school affiliation form. Affiliation is quick, simple and FREE.

You must apply during year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland). The Scholarship will be awarded as you begin year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), year 13 (Northern Ireland) to study subjects which will prepare you for a university degree or higher-level apprenticeship and career in Engineering, computing or technical design.

A £40.00 administration fee is payable, by April, for each student application. This helps to cover the cost of Arkwright's rigorous selection process. This fee may be payable by the School or the applicant's parents depending on local arrangements (which are beyond the control of Arkwright Engineering Scholarships). Teachers should decide how best the fee can be paid.

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