Prestigious scholarship for Lincoln school pupils

Three students from a Lincoln school have been selected for a special national scholarship.

Thomas Stanford (17), Gianmarco Schiaffonati (16), and Mark Lee (16) are all from William Farr School in Welton.

All three managed to be in a selection of just 371 students to gain the Arkwright Scholarship, which identifies, inspires and nurtures future top engineers and related areas of design, and is sponsored by a range of industrial companies and organisations.

As well as completing an application form, they had to sit an exam and attend an interview at the University of Sheffield.

They will receive £600, access to unique mentoring and experience opportunities with sponsors, free magazine subscriptions and free CREO design software.

Ben Price, Head of Design and Technology at William Farr School, said: “We submitted these three students because they were enthusiastic about project work, had high mock exam marks and an ability to problem solve by thinking outside the box.

“We have submitted students in the past and been very successful in helping students receive an Arkwright Scholarship but to get three scholars in one year is exceptional.

“It is unusual for a school to have two scholars, particularly in a non-selective school, so to get three successful pupils is testament to the talents of our pupils.”

Headteacher Andy Stones added: “We are really delighted for the three individuals who thoroughly deserve the accolade but also thrilled to see the school recognised in this way.”

The three teenagers, who are all hoping to study a form of engineering at university, will accept their scholarships at a ceremony in London on November 1.