NHSG - NHSG Reece Award, encouraging a new generation of engineers

NHSG Reece Award, encouraging a new generation of engineers

November 20, 2023

Newcastle High School for Girls is delighted to be able to offer two Sixth Form means-tested bursaries with the generous support of the Reece Foundation.

The Reece Foundation was established in 2007 by the inspired mechanical designer Dr. Alan Reece. One of the most successful engineering entrepreneurs of his generation Dr Alan Reece was a passionate believer in engineering as a provider of prosperity and enjoyable employment, he created The Reece Foundation to promote manufacturing and support education relating to engineering, mathematics and physics.

In 2012 the next generation of the Reece family took over the family business and they have continued to run the Reece Foundation with the same objectives, to encourage a new generation of engineers, focusing on the improvement of education in engineering and related scientific and mathematical subjects and since 2014 this has included supporting Sixth Form bursaries at Newcastle High School for Girls.

Engineering is part of everybody’s lives and should be for everyone. Together, NHSG and The Reece Foundation are widening access to careers in engineering. Gender stereotypes should not dictate the outcome of women’s career potential or the direction it takes. Engineers are helping solve some of the world’s biggest problems, by overlooking half of the population of potential engineers we are overlooking huge potential talent and restricting diversity of thought.

NHSG is uniquely placed to support the next generation of young female engineers and with thanks to The Reece Foundation we are able to offer the brightest and most able potential engineers access to an outstanding education without financial barriers.

Together we are delivering their mission to improve access to education in engineering and prepare future engineers for a flourishing career in the field for the benefit of not just the North East but our global society.

Applications for Reece Awards are invited from girls in maintained secondary schools who will be completing their GCSEs in summer 2023. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in, and aptitude for, engineering as a future career; will be predicted grades 7 – 9 in maths and science subjects at GCSE; and will be prepared to follow A Levels in STEM subjects (sciences, technology, mathematics) which will equip them for application to university engineering courses.

For more information about our Bursaries, Awards and Scholarships, and how to apply, see our NHSG Awards Brochure here.