Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers a scholarship scheme to students from all educational backgrounds.
Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre students in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland). The Engineering Scholarships support students through their A Levels or Scottish Highers and encourage students to pursue engineering or related areas of design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in the field. The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and to his/her school, and a range of enrichment activities, such as mentoring and industry visits, that enhance a Scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context.
In 2012 The DS Smith Charitable Foundation sponsored one scholar and in 2013 it sponsored five scholars. The scholars receive a cash award and are given work experience opportunities at DS Smith sites.