Scholarship season open for horticulture students
This season’s scholarships support interest in marketing, production, commercial, research or sustainability within ornamental horticulture
10 September 2020
Horticulture students have been invited to apply for David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) scholarships.
Five scholarships are currently available, giving students the opportunity to receive £2,500 to put towards their studies.
This season’s scholarships support interest in marketing, production, commercial, research or sustainability within ornamental horticulture:
- The Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship – awards up to £1,500 to fund travel to the UK and Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing.
- The British Protected Ornamentals Association, Peter Seabrook Bursary – awards up to £1,000 to support the study of commercial horticulture.
- The Horticultural Research Scholarship – awards £2,500 to support applied research within the horticulture industry.
- The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship – awards £1,500 to support environmental solutions and sustainable applications as applied to commercial horticulture.
- The Student Scholarship – awards £1,000 to support studies in horticulture.
Winning last season, Isobel Watson, a level three crop technician apprenticeship at Pershore College and grower at Bransford Webbs, said: “I am so excited to be given this opportunity and I feel this student scholarship will help me develop in my current role as a grower and support my studies with my apprenticeship. It will be such a valuable learning experience that can support my horticulture career in many ways.”
Over the past ten years, DCF has awarded almost £100,000 towards study tours, work placements, college tuition, accommodation fees, books, equipment, and extra training courses.
Scholarship season runs from now until 31 January 2021. Applicants can apply online at www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk