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North Yorkshire student wins engineering scholarship

A student from Ripon, North Yorkshire has secured the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, set up by a North East-based entrepreneur.

The late Dr. Alan Reece who founded The Reece Foundation in 2007 which funds the scholarship was a pioneering engineer and manufacturer.

Cameron McCormack,who attends Ripon Grammar School, which specialises in engineering, will be studying at King’s College Cambridge, with the £12,000 scholarship.

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.

“To have now won one of just seven Arkwright Undergraduate Scholarships being awarded nationally in 2013 is a very significant accolade, both for Cameron and for Ripon Grammar School.”

Cameron himself added: “I can’t wait to get to Cambridge now and start the course. Career wise I’m considering the pharmaceutical or energy industry; I think both will offer some amazing opportunities.”

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