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Harrogate Grammar students awarded prestigious engineering scholarships

Two sixth form students at Harrogate Grammar School have been awarded prestigious engineering scholarships.

Two sixth form students at Harrogate Grammar School have been awarded prestigious engineering scholarships.

Matthew MacDermott and Harry Bearne, both in Year 12, have been awarded the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship after a rigorous selection process. 

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship inspires and nurtures students to be future leaders of the UK engineering sector.

The selection process involves being nominated by their Design and Technology teacher, completing a comprehensive application and a 30-minute online interview, with both Matthew and Harry proving successful in all the stages.

Neil Renton, Headteacher at Harrogate Grammar School, said:
"It is a huge achievement for both Matthew and Harry to be selected for the Arkwright Engineering Scheme. "Their success is very much down to their passion, commitment and dedication, especially in Design and Technology, and we wish them every success going forward."

Matthew and Harry were awarded their scholarships at a prestigious virtual presentation where they were able to meet their sponsors, CrowdStrike Cyber Security and Agilia Infrastructure Partners.

Both Matthew and Harry will receive £600 to support them through their A-Level studies. 

On receiving the scholarship, Matthew said:

"It has been amazing to receive an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, with CrowdStrike Cyber Security sponsoring my journey.

"I have already had the opportunity to talk to my mentor and plan some work experience with them. It should be a great opportunity and will hopefully open up my university choices in the future."

Harry added:

"The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship will provide me with extra support and guidance throughout my A-Levels and give me a wider range of options post-Sixth Form. I am grateful and honoured to be a part of this programme."

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