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Discover bursary and scholarship opportunities at CAFRE

Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin with Paul Mooney, head of horticulture, CAFRE and students Luke Donald and Audrey Tam at Greenmount Campus.

Forty-eight bursaries, each with a cash award of £1,500, will be presented to successful applicants in semester two

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1 December 2022 | 0

Students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have welcomed the launch of the 2022-23 Student Bursary and Scholarship Programme. With a total cash value of £94,500, the programme is sponsored by leading agri-food and land-based businesses.

Bursary awards, with a total value of £72,000 are open to all first-year students studying higher education courses at Enniskillen, Greenmount and Loughry Campuses. Forty-eight bursaries, each with a cash award of £1,500, will be presented to successful applicants in semester two.

As CAFRE celebrates 25 years of bursary support, Martin McKendry, CAFRE director, said: “The college management appreciate the generous financial commitment made by bursary and scholarship providers in supporting the next generation of talent entering the agriculture, food, horticulture and equine industries. This support is especially welcomed at a time when many students are facing challenging financial pressures.”

The horticulture bursary sponsors are Bulrush, Calor Gas, Gibson Trust and there are two on offer from Idverde.

The Scholarship Competition, with a total value of £22,500, is open to eligible second year students studying on Ulster University validated degree programmes at Enniskillen, Greenmount and Loughry Campuses. Nine scholarships are being offered, each with a cash award of £2,500 and a work placement opportunity. These will provide students with a direct link to the industry to develop technical skills.

Eric Long, head of education service commented, “CAFRE higher education students have welcomed the outstanding support shown by the industry in making this extremely generous and transformative investment in their future.”

For more information on Higher Education Degree courses at CAFRE, visit: cafre.ac.uk/student-courses/

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