James Haynes and Harvey Lyon who are both sixth formers from Bootham School have been awarded a national Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. These Scholarships support 16 to 18 year old students during the final two years of their school studies. The Scholarships are awarded to only the highest-potential students across the country who show promise to be future leaders in the Engineering Profession.
James and Harvey were selected from over 1400 applicants following a rigorous selection process comprising of a two-hour engineering aptitude exam and interviews at Edinburgh University for James and Brunel for Harvey. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are awarded annually and recipients have gone on to become CEOs of their own companies, industry Directors and leading academics.
Scholars are provided with exciting and exclusive opportunities to learn more about engineering, such as mentoring and company visits.
Harvey will be sponsored by Plowman Brothers Ltd. This company is based in Yorkshire and provides engineering solutions to many industries. They work on diverse projects, from 3D printing and small bespoke fabrication through to large-scale industrial contracts.
James will be sponsored by the The Royal Aeronautical Society.