Teenager Joseph Rolph has been awarded an Arkwright Trust Scholarship – the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK - while three creative students are off to The Clothes Show, in Birmingham, next month after being shortlisted as category finalists.
Joseph,16, from Mundford, who is studying a BTEC engineering Level 3 extended diploma,has been awarded a two-year scholarship.
Joseph said: “The scholarship and all that it entails will allow me to pursue my interests in engineering whilst giving me opportunities to visit various universities and engineering lectures.”
His scholarship will consist of support from his sponsor - The John Jarrold Trust.
Charles Jarrold, a Trustee of the John Jarrold Trust said, “It was a privilege to present Joseph with his scholarship certificate, recognising his commitment and capabilities, and his potential for the future.
“I was extremely impressed with the achievements and calibre of all the scholars, and I would especially like to congratulate Joseph on this fantastic achievement.”
Caroline Jarrold, secretary of the John Jarrold Trust said: “Arkwright Engineering Scholars have to go through a rigorous selection process aimed at high-calibre students from across the UK.
“Each individual Scholarship is sponsored and the John Jarrold Trust is delighted to be able to offer support to a student from the eastern region given our strong connections to Norfolk.
“Joseph is the 21st scholar to have been supported by the trust and we wish him the best of luck during the course of the two year scholarship and for what will no doubt be a bright future within the field of engineering.”
This year marks 25 years of awarding scholarships to inspire and nurture the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession.
Arkwright engineering scholars are widely respected by university admissions tutors and industry recruiters.
Meanwhile Elisabeth Hoblyn, 18, from Bury St Edmunds, Claudia Hamilton, 17, from Stowmarket and Kate Smith,18 from Sudbury, who are all studying an extended diploma in fashion and textiles, have been shortlisted for The Clothes Show Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Trophy.
They entered the competition by creating an iconic front cover for the launch of a new fashion magazine aimed at creative 15-21 year olds and will now travel to Birmingham on December 6.
Course director and lecturer Sophie Lachowycz said: “We are really pleased for our students being shortlisted in this competition.
“The students were able to choose an independent theme, working to the requirements of the brief, and they have utilised the skills they have been taught in our sessions to produce their images.
“They have worked hard to complete the live competition brief with a short deadline, which demonstrates the working practice of the fast paced fashion industry.
“Being shortlisted is an asset to their portfolios and a great experience to see their work displayed at the forefront of upcoming creatives.”
The Clothes Show creative awards are designed to help students discover creativity, imagination and original thinking within art and design.