Time running out on horticultural scholarship season

The David Colegrave Foundation is reminding the industry to take advantage of its horticultural scholarship scheme. The season in which applications can be made by young horticulturalists wanting to further their career is half over, with the deadline being January 31 2016.

There are a number of scholarships available for 2015-16. These include student scholarships, the South West Growers scholarship and the Floranova ornamental horticulture research scholarship. The Bell Colegrave contribution meanwhile offers students the chance of ?1,500 with which to travel to Europe to ?develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing.?

Previous winner, Charlotte Bancroft of Merrist Wood College, said: ?I could not have gained my qualification without the help of the DCF. The scholarship has helped me to pay for tuition fees, examination fees and travel expenses to college. It really has helped me in my growing horticulture career.?

According to the David Colegrave Foundation, last season saw a total of ?14,000 awarded to eleven students, representing seven UK colleges.


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