Welcome to the Arkwright Scholarships Trust
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK.
We identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering and technical (as opposed to aesthetic) Design. We do this by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, through a rigorous selection process, to high-calibre students in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland). Our Engineering Scholarships support students through their A Levels or Scottish Highers and encourage students to pursue Engineering or technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in the field.
The 2014 Awards Ceremonies. 1450 guests over five ceremonies in London and Glasgow. 410 new sixth form Scholars and 7 new Undergraduate Scholars appointed from across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Every Scholarship is sponsored by industrial companies, universities, charitable trusts, trade associations, professional engineering institutions, the Armed Services, Worshipful Companies, industry regulators or personal donors. We rely on the support of people and organisations with an interest in the future of Engineering and technical Design.
Please help Scholar, Sam Roper and his dad Michael raise funds for Arkwright by donating to their Virgin Money Giving page. They braved ex-Hurricane Bertha on our behalf, to complete the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 Cycle Challenge in August.
After being waved off by thousands of people in light drizzle Sam and Michael had to contend with rapidly deteriorating weather conditions until torrential downpours made it hard just to stay upright on their bicycles and see where they were going. However, both riders had put in considerable training before the event and, despite the challenging conditions, Sam was delighted to complete the course in his target time. He even beat Olympian cyclists Chris Boardman and Laura Trott in the process (although they had probably been stopping to sign autographs along the way!). Not to be outdone, Dad Michael finished just 45 minutes behind Sam.
Thank you for any donations that you can provide to Sam and Michael to show that their efforts were worthwhile.