The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are the most prestigious scholarship of their type in the country. Each scholarship is designed to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession.
This year a total of 415 scholars received financial and mentoring support through their A-Levels and Scottish Advanced Higher qualifications, as part of a drive to inspire future leaders in engineering with The ERA Foundation directly supporting five Engineering Scholarship.
Every scholarship is awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students through a rigorous selection process and support students through the two years of their A levels, Scottish Advanced Highers or equivalent qualifications with winners are following a two-hour aptitude exam and a university-based interview.
The ERA Foundations scholarships this year were awarded to Matthew Francis from Amersham, Constance Jordan from Guildford, Devin Karia from Barnet, MridhulaSridevi Prabhakar from Reading and AlexVeal from Cheltenham
Since its inception, more than 5,700 young people have passed through the scholarship programme, including award-winning BBC presenter Steph McGovern, who forged a career
at Black & Decker before moving into business journalism.
This year more than 1,370 students aged between 15 and 16 years old applied, following nominations from their schools. Scholarships were awarded to 126 female students, representing 30.4% of all 2019 Arkwright scholars.
ERA Executive Secretary Keith Robson said “the ERA Foundation is thrilled to again sponsor of the Arkwright Awards. We are very proud of our Arkwright Scholars this year. Each has demonstrated incredible commitment, energy, and innovation in their pursuit of a career in engineering. They are not role models to other aspiring young people who may also be interested in working in this exciting field.”