10 October 2022
A Bedford Girls’ School Sixth Form student has been awarded the the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.
One of the most esteemed scholarships of its type in the UK, Lower Sixth student, Alex Gentry, was awarded the scholarship upon completing a competitive rigorous selection process, which involved detailed written application and physics department reference followed by a two-hour engineering Aptitude examination.
Alex was one of 600 to be shortlisted for the final interview stage. In the region of 270 scholarships were awarded to those who have consistently shown an aptitude for engineering and a passion to follow this as a career.
Alex who is currently studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected for this award, and am excited for the potential it will create alongside my studies. The scholarship will connect me with an engineering organisation who provide me with mentorship and guidance through the start of my career. For me this is Reaction Engines Ltd., a British aerospace company that is developing solutions for more high-speed flight and accessible space travel. “
“I cannot wait to begin my journey into engineering with an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, between the work experience opportunities, financial aid, and the invaluable support offered to me by Reaction Engines Ltd. I feel confident this award will kick start my career in engineering.”