Top student Cameron Pollock has been recognised for his outstanding academic achievement by Barrow and District Association of Engineers (BDAE).
The straight A-star A Level student received a bursary prize of £625 towards his university studies at the association’s awards night this week.
Cameron, who completed A Levels in maths, further maths and physics, is going to Loughborough University to study a degree in automotive engineering.
Cameron, who was interviewed by a panel of engineering experts at BDAE for the bursary, said: “I’m really into Formula 1 so I want a career in motor sport. At first, I thought it might be unrealistic, but I can’t see myself doing anything else.”
Denis Lidstone, of BDAE, described Cameron as a credit to the college. “We were so impressed with your student, Cameron Pollock, it was decided to award a runner-up bursary for the first time.”
College Principal and Chief Executive, Professor Andrew Wren acted as Cameron’s mentor on the Sixth Form Honours programme, a pathway for students who show exceptional promise when they enrol at Furness College.
Professor Wren said ‘Cameron worked consistently hard and showed true commitment to his chosen career in Formula One engineering, and I am delighted that he is now achieving his goal. The BDAE bursary will help to support him through his university studies, and Cameron truly deserves this recognition.’
Professor Wren added ‘Whilst working in Formula One may be seen by some as very aspirational, Cameron is an example of what can be achieved through dedication and hard work. I wish him every success.’