Budding Engineer at Bishop’s Stortford Scoops Scholarship

30 Nov 2018

Bishop’s Stortford College pupil Vinay Menon has been awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship in recognition of the outstanding potential he has shown as a future leader in Engineering.

The Arkwright Scholarships were established in 1991 and are the most prestigious scholarships of their type in the UK. Designed to inspire and nurture school age students, these awards support the future leaders of the engineering profession.

Following a rigorous selection process which whittles down over 1500 applicants through a 2 hour examination and an interview, this is a highly competitive award. The scholarship supports students through their A Level course including hands-on work experience, a personal mentor and funds towards materials, projects, text books, additional technical courses, summer schools and university open days. Scholars are also given access to a variety of exclusive events. At the presentation in London, Vinay was awarded his Scholarship by Air Marshall Julian Young (RAF). The presentation included inspirational talks from leading industry figures as well as the individual statements of all those receiving an award.

Vinay’s Design and Technology teacher, Mr Trant said, “The College has had an incredible track record with these scholarships over the last ten years. Our younger pupils benefit hugely from having so many positive role models in the Sixth Form who demonstrate a passion for engineering and design and show leadership potential in these fields. We are incredibly pleased that Vinay joins the long line of Arkwright Scholars who have gone on to realise their potential at universities such as The University of Cambridge, Imperial College, London and Loughborough.”