The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

Record number of Arkwright scholars at Uckfield College


The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession.

This year Uckfield College have 4 (yes 4!) successful Arkwright Scholars (there are only 415 nationally in total).

Students who aspire to be engineers in the future go through a year long selection process. They are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in engineering disciplines. These are gauged through a selection process comprising of an assessed application form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude exam; and a university-based Interview.

The scholarship winners receive an annual financial award and enrichment activities such as mentoring and a range of experiences such as industry conferences, Connect Days, residential courses and university VIP days. These industry visits enhance a scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission tutors and industry recruiters and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can receive.


Arkwright Scholars from Uckfield College:

2013 - 2015 William Golden
2014 - 2016 Tim Bramly
2015 - 2017 Charlie Martin
2016 - 2018 Darius Abadi
2017 - 2019 Robert Ross

2018 - 2020


Ellie Pain
Oliver Stockwell

2019 - 2021



Samuel Bishop
William Dobney
Thomas Hooper
Thomas Lines


Principal of Uckfield College, Hugh Hennebry said, “We are all so proud of these brilliant students and we believe they will go on to become leaders in their chosen field. I am very grateful to Mr O’Connor who inspires and supports these students and to Arkwright for helping them take the next steps in their engineering and technology futures.”


One of our students was also chosen to be in the national Arkwright promotional video.