DCF announces scholarships

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) scholarships season opens in September, giving young horticulturists five months to apply for a scholarship.

There are six types of scholarship for 2015-16:

  • Student scholarships:??1,000 study support payment
  • South West Growers Show Scholarship: ?1,500 study support payment
  • Floranova Ornamental Horticulture Research Scholarship: ?1,500 to encourage the development of important skills in R&D, such as plant breeding, biotechnology and seed technology. A work experience opportunity at Floranova will also be made available
  • Ball Colegrave Scholarship: ?1,500 to fund travel to Europe to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing
  • British Ornamental Plants Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary: ?1,000 to support one or more students.
  • Markham – Colegrave International Scholarship Award: $4,500 USD for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business in the US/Canada.

During last year’s DCF Scholarship Season, a total of ?14,000 was awarded to 11 students representing seven UK colleges. Applications were received from 20 UK colleges.

The deadline for student applications is January 31 2016.

For more details, visit?www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk.

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