Former Upton Court Grammar School student, Amrita Panesar, was awarded a 2016 Diamond Jubilee scholarship from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), contributing £3000 towards her Higher Education studies.
Amrita, who left Upton Court in summer 2016 with three A* grades at A Level in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Computing, gained a place at the University of Cambridge to read Computer Science.
The IET is a national organisation that supports engineering based research, and undergraduate students showing a unique aptitude towards science, computing and technology. The Diamond Jubilee scholarship programme was created in honour of Her Majesty the Queen, and specifically aims to address the national skills shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Amrita met the stringent conditions to receive a scholarship which included a minimum of 3 A grades at A Level, and pursuing a STEM based discipline at a top British University. Applicants also needed to demonstrate a keen interest in science and technology research.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “Amrita was an exceptional student and a worthy recipient of this scholarship. We have no doubt that she will continue to impress as a university student and when she joins the workforce.
Picture attached : Amrita Panesar (18) outside her Cambridge University Campus