Chichester student wins prestigious engineering scholarship

Hannah Gibbs being presented with her certificate by Paul Hardy'. Photo by Andrew Wiard
Hannah Gibbs being presented with her certificate by Paul Hardy'. Photo by Andrew Wiard
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A STUDENT has been awarded a prestigious engineering scholarship.

Hannah Gibbs, from Bishop Luffa School, was awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship at a ceremony hosted by the Institution of Engineering & Technology at Savoy Place, London.

Hannah was presented with her Scholarship by Sir John Armitt FREng, chairman, of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support young people from across the UK who have the potential to be industry’s future leaders in engineering and design. During their sixth-form studies, scholars receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of opportunities to learn more about engineering, such as mentoring and company visits. The school also receives £400 per scholar.

Scholars have to go through a rigorous selection process, including a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview at a top engineering university.

Dr Martin Thomas, the national director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said: “Hannah and all of our new Scholars have absolutely phenomenal potential for future careers in the engineering profession. Congratulations to Hannah.”