Sought-after scholarship for potential engineering leader of the future

Samuel Drury from Carre's Grammar School being awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering by Dr John Robinson from The University of Nottingham. 20151030_a_wiard_0971.NEF
Samuel Drury from Carre's Grammar School being awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering by Dr John Robinson from The University of Nottingham. 20151030_a_wiard_0971.NEF

A Sleaford filmmaker and district councillor have completed an epic 30-mile sponsored run to help get a Second World War story to the big screen.

A Carre’s Grammar School student has been awarded a sought-after engineering scholarship.

Samuel Drury, 16, from Scopwick was presented with the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship at a ceremony in London.

He had the chance to meet figures from the organisation that is sponsoring his scholarship for the next two years – The University of Nottingham.

The scheme supports young people from across the UK who have the potential to be the industry’s future leaders in engineering.

During their sixth form studies, recepients receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of opportunities to learn more about engineering.

Schools also receive £400 per scholarship award.

Scholars are selected following a rigorous selection process comprising a detailed application form, supported by a teacher’s reference, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview.

From a pool of 30,000 eligible student, this year, teachers endorsed 1,559 applications; in the end, 397 scholarships were awarded.