In a remarkable achievement, Chloe, a year 11 pupil who left Great Sankey High school this summer and now attends Priestly College, has secured the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, an accolade that recognizes and supports the brightest young minds in the field of engineering. Chloe's success in the highly competitive selection process is a testament to her exceptional abilities and dedication to pursuing a future in engineering.
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is considered the most esteemed scholarship of its kind in the UK, aiming to inspire and nurture the next generation of outstanding engineers. The scholarship is open to hard-working 16-year-old students and is awarded through a rigorous selection process, providing support throughout their A levels.
Chloe applied for the scholarship in the Autumn term of year 11 and had an arduous and competitive selection process which saw an initial 622 candidates invited for interviews, allowing Arkwright to identify and recommend students to potential sponsors. Chloe not only made it through this competitive phase but also excelled in subsequent stages, showcasing her skills and determination to become an exceptional engineer.
Each Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is sponsored by various entities, including commercial companies, trade associations, universities, professional institutions, armed services, government organizations, charitable trusts, or personal donors. This sponsorship offers comprehensive support, ranging from hands-on work experience to assistance with curriculum projects and guidance from a personal mentor, helping students navigate their studies and plan for their future careers.
Chloe's journey to securing the scholarship involved two intense interviews, during which she had the opportunity to demonstrate her skills and present a project. In an impressive display of creativity and innovation, Chloe designed and constructed a hoverboard, showcasing her technical prowess and passion for engineering.
The entire Great Sankey High School community is immensely proud of Chloe's achievement, recognizing her as a shining example of the school's commitment to fostering excellence and nurturing young talent. Chloe's success is not only a personal triumph but also a source of inspiration for aspiring engineers within the school and beyond.
As Chloe embarks on this exciting chapter as an Arkwright Scholar, she joins a prestigious community of young minds dedicated to making a lasting impact on the world through their engineering prowess. The school congratulates Chloe on her well-deserved accomplishment and looks forward to witnessing her future successes in the field of engineering.