Town student scoops national scholarship

Carres Grammar School sign.
Carres Grammar School sign.

A Sleaford student has been awarded a sought-after national engineering scholarship.

Callum Dooner, 16, from Heckington, of Carre’s Grammar School, has received the renowned Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

The scheme provides students with a £600 financial award to enhance their A-level studies and a range of activities to increase their understanding and experience of engineering.

The scholarships are respected by leading universities and companies and are supported by top engineering employers and organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft Research, Thales, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Callum had to successfully complete a rigorous selection process consisting of a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university in order to be selected for the scheme.

Dr Martin Thomas, chief executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said: “With the competition for rewarding jobs becoming ever-more fierce, the receipt of an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship can help dynamic young people at the start of their journey to be the country’s future leaders in engineering and technical design.”