An Exeter School pupil has been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship that identifies him as one of the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design. Lower Sixth Former Henry Coleman is the ninth pupil in nine years to receive the prestigious scholarship, following in the footsteps of seven alumni and one current pupil.
The renowned Arkwright Engineering Scholarships provide pupils with a £600 financial award to enhance their A Level studies and a range of activities to increase their understanding and experience of engineering. Exeter School also receives £400 for each Scholarship awarded.
Henry had to successfully complete a rigorous selection process including a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university. Henry said he was really pleased to be awarded an Arkwright scholarship.
“I’m very grateful to the school for its support through the application process and to my sponsor, the National Nuclear Institute,” he said. Henry hopes the scholarship will help him into a career in engineering.
Head of Design Technology Martin Rose said he was delighted with Henry’s success. “We have a proud tradition of Arkwright Scholarships at Exeter School, established by the former Head of DT Nick Moon, which I am pleased to continue. The support and opportunities generated are a fantastic way to begin a career in Engineering.”
Henry follows alumni Kirsten Berggren and Jethro White (2009); Luke Stitson and David Salmon (2011); Ben Bryant (2012); Seb Wright and James Krafft (2013), and Upper Sixth Former Tom Wright. Arkwright Scholarships are respected by leading universities and industrial companies and are supported by top engineering employers and organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft Research, Thales, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The Scholarships are also funded by charitable donors including, principal donors The Reece Foundation, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Gannochy Trust, the Dulverton Trust, the Emmott Foundation and S.F.I.A Educational Trust. The Scholarships will be formally presented at a prestigious ceremony supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology later in the year.