The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme is the most esteemed scholarship scheme of its type in the UK. We are proud to say that we have been inspiring young people in engineering since 1991, with over 6,000 Scholarships awarded to date.

Thank you to all those of you who have supported Arkwright over the last 30 years and helped it become what it is today - the leading engineering scholarship programme in the United Kingdom.

Every year, the fundraising team at The Smallpeice Trust endeavours to raise every penny that we need to fund our Arkwright Engineering Scholarships. Our Scholars rely on the generosity of our donors to enable their Scholarships. We are proud to be supported by over 160 donors - from commercial companies and universities, to trusts and personal donors - who share our vision to see more young people in engineering.

Can you help us to make a difference?

To celebrate 30 years of Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, we are looking for your support to help more young people than ever pursue their dreams and change the world in engineering.


“We absolutely believe in the power of Arkwright to develop Engineering leaders of the future, it has been transformative for all our pupils that have worked with Arkwright over the 30 years we have been involved. It has motivated our pupils to start a journey into Engineering and then promoted the importance of rolling their sleeves up and getting involved with projects outside of the curriculum."

Mr Richard Graham, Head of Design, Technology & Engineering, George Watson’s College