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Top scholarship award for Ripon student
3:34pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A STUDENT has engineered a bright future for himself after securing a rare and prestigious scholarship to support him through his degree at Cambridge University.
Cameron McCormack had already impressed assessors in the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, who identified him as one of the country’s most able future leaders in engineering while he was in the sixth form at Ripon Grammar School.
Now the 18-year-old, from Ripon, has confirmed his position as one of the country’s leading young engineers by being awarded one of just seven Arkwright Undergraduate Scholarships.
Cameron achieved four A*s in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics in his A-levels this summer and will read chemical engineering at King’s College, Cambridge.
The scholarship is valued at £12,000 over the duration of his course, or £3,000 per year for four years.
Cameron, whose parents Alan and Christine are both vets, said: “It will be a massive help financially, and will be great for my CV.
“The scholarship I got in the sixth form was a big advantage in securing work experience and it also funded an engineering course I did between the lower and upper sixth.”
Dr Martin Thomas, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said: “Securing an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship during his sixth form years put Cameron in the top echelon of the UK’s most able future leaders in engineering.”
*The scholarship is sponsored by the Reece Foundation, a charitable foundation founded in 2007 by the late Dr Alan Reece, a North-East-based entrepreneur, pioneering engineer and champion of manufacturing.
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