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year old Joseph Rolph, who comes from Mundford in Norfolk and is a student at
West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded an Arkwright Trust
Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK
aimed at future leaders in engineering, computing and technical design. The
Award, supported by the John Jarrold Trust, was presented to Joseph at a
special ceremony in London that took place on 27th October at the Institution of
Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place.
is currently studying a BTEC Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma on a two year
course at West Suffolk College. In order to be awarded the two year
Scholarship, Joseph was required to pass a written exam and to supply
information on a design project. Following a subsequent interview at Cambridge
University Engineering Department, he was selected for a scholarship.
on the news Joseph said:
put forward for an Arkwright Scholarship by my Product Design Teacher, Mr Bate
at Iceni Academy. This Scholarship and all that it entails will allow me to
pursue my interests in engineering whilst giving me opportunities to visit
various universities and engineering lectures.”
Scholarships support students whose collective interests cover engineering in
its widest sense from electrical to mechanical; structural to chemical; nuclear
to marine; medical to environmental; aerospace to automotive; software to rail;
materials to energy; civil to bio.
Arkwright Engineering Scholarships consist of support from his sponsor - The
John Jarrold Trust, CAD software training; engineering experience days hosted
by industry, university taster courses, mentoring by graduate engineers and
designers as well as free trade magazines.
will also receive £600 to purchase text books, project materials and enrichment
experiences to benefit his academic studies and wider experience of
engineering. £200 is given to both West Suffolk College and Iceni Academy in
Thetford (where Joseph studied for his GCSEs and which was his sponsoring
college) to be spent on equipment, materials or teacher training for science,
design and technology, engineering science, computing and maths, thereby
benefitting successive year groups.
Jarrold, a Trustee of the John Jarrold Trust, said “It was a privilege to present Joseph
with his Scholarship certificate, recognising his commitment and capabilities,
and his potential for the future. I was extremely impressed with the
achievements and calibre of all the scholars, and I would especially like to
congratulate Joseph on this fantastic achievement”
Jarrold, Secretary of the John Jarrold Trust commented:
Engineering Scholars have to go through a rigorous selection process aimed at
high-calibre students from across the UK. This Engineering Scholarship
encourages students to pursue engineering, computing or technical design at
university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in
individual Scholarship is sponsored and the John Jarrold Trust is delighted to
be able to offer support to a student from the eastern region given our strong
connections to Norfolk. Joseph is the twenty-first scholar to have been
supported by the trust. We wish Joseph the best of luck during the course
of the two year scholarship and for what will no doubt be a bright future
within the field of engineering”.
marks twenty five years of awarding Scholarships to inspire and nurture the
country's future leaders of the Engineering Profession. Arkwright Engineering
Scholars are widely respected by university admissions tutors and industry
recruiters. For further information on The Arkwright Trust please visit: www.arkwright.org.uk and more details about the John
Jarrold Trust can be found at: www.johnjarroldtrust.org.uk
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