Info for Teachers


Open up the world of Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to your Students

Do you want to reward your best GCSE / Scottish National 5 STEM students, and set them on the path to a successful career in engineering, computing and technical aspects of design?

If so, the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships could be the tool you are looking for. These are highly-sought-after Scholarships for high-potential STEM students keen to pursue a future career in engineering in its widest sense, including computing, chemical engineering and ‘technical’ aspects of product design (as opposed to aesthetics).

Download our Teacher Guide

 “We know that our students benefit enormously from the application, aptitude exam and interview process. For those that successfully attain an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship the opportunities that open up demonstrate the intrinsic value of the programme.”

Cormac McKinney, Principal of St Colman's College, Newry

 If your school is not yet affiliated to the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, download the affiliation form, complete and return it to our Senior Operations Coordinator. It is quick, simple and FREE to affiliate. 

Download the affiliation form

Students must submit their initial, online applications between September and January each academic year. A £40.00 administration fee is payable, by April, for each student application. This helps to cover the cost of Arkwright's rigorous selection process. This fee may be payable by the School or the applicant's parents depending on local arrangements (which are beyond the control of the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships). Teachers should decide how best the fee can be paid.


Who can apply


How to apply


See all our teacher resources



We work with schools' STEM Departments to identify high-potential students in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland) and we support them through their A levels or Scottish Advanced Highers.

Schools can become affiliated to the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships quickly, easily and for free. Why not join over 1200 schools and sixth form colleges who have already benefitted from the scheme?

See a map of all our current affiliated schools

Our rigorous tracking shows the excellent exam results achieved by Arkwright Engineering Scholars and the enviable career progress they have made throughout the twenty-five years of the scheme. In that time we have awarded over 4100 Scholarships, growing year on year. In 2016 we have awarded 413 Scholarships.