Aspiring engineers awarded scholarships
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Five future engineers from North Somerset have been awarded scholarships to help them achieve their career ambitions.
Anna Parry, Lewis Smallwood and Cody Isaac from Clevedon School and Alistair Mitchell from St Katherine’s School in Pill were presented with their awards by the Arkwright Scholarship Trust.
James Cant, from Gordano School in Portishead, achieved his scholarship last year and also attended the presentation.
The Arkwright Scholarship is open to all students at secondary schools.
Scholarships are awarded to year 11 pupils who have achieved very high standards in maths, physics and technology, have a burning desire to become professional engineers, have passed a searching design exam and an interview before professional engineers at a university.
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Arkwright scholars are highly regarded by universities and companies and receive £600 to assist their sixth form studies. Schools receive £440 for each scholar.
The trust wants to raise awareness of the scholarships and encourage businesses to provide sponsorship, work experience and mentoring.
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The scholars were sponsored by Bristol Grammar School, BAE Systems, ECITB, Thales UK and Northrop Grumman.