We are delighted to share that our latest Arkwright Scholars, Alexander Shen and Amanda Scobie received their awards at a recent EICC event.
Our two Arkwright Associates Josh Flint and Rory Mainland also achieved the very high Scholarship standard set by Arkwright and successfully passed the interview, which is a great accolade. They receive a certificate and are able to access the opportunities available to Arkwright scholars. Stephen Addison (S6) is currently in his second year of the scholarship.
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK. The main aim is to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering profession. Arkwright Scholarships are 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.
This year, there were 425 awards in the UK, with only 30 in Scotland. We are proud that four of these were Watson's pupils.
As part of our commitment to community engagement and widening access, we are proud to sponsor an additional ten Arkwright Scholars from state sector schools across the central belt: two pupils from Balwearie High School, one pupil from Kirkcaldy High School, one pupil from Queen Anne High School and one pupil from Berwickshire High School.
We also have pupils now in their second year of the scholarship at Boroughmuir High School, Madras College, Drummond Community High School, Falkirk High School, Falkirk and Holyrood High School.
These pupils, who represent many of the very best young engineering minds in Scotland, get together for meetings and group activities with Watson’s pupils as they work on their Arkwright projects.