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Aaron wins place on top scholarship scheme

Sixth Form student Aaron Whetton has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Arkwright Scholarships Trust after passing tough aptitude tests and attending an interview at the University of Sheffield.

Sixth Form student Aaron Whetton has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Arkwright Scholarships Trust after passing tough aptitude tests and attending an interview at the University of Sheffield.

The Arkwright Trust administers Britain’s most prestigious engineering scholars’ programme, for which students of STEM subjects in this country can be selected.

This year they are celebrating 25 years of awarding scholarships to inspire and nurture the country's future leaders within the engineering profession.

Their scholarships support students throughout further education and encourage them to pursue Engineering or Technical Design at university, or through a higher-level apprenticeship, and to take up future careers in the field.

Arkwright Trust Engineering Scholarship will now fund Aaron through the Sixth Form, and potentially university, with a yearly grant along with one-to-one mentoring and advice from past Arkwright Scholars and other professional engineers.

He now also has access to a wide range of enrichment events and opportunities, including industry-based engineering experience days and technical lectures.

LSST has been an Affiliate School to the Arkwright Scholarships Trust for many years and Aaron follows in a long line of successful applicants.