With just three weeks left to apply for a scholarship, the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is urging students to take advantage of available horticulture funding.
DCF has awarded almost £100,000 over the last ten years towards study tours, work placements, college tuition, accommodation fees, books, equipment, and extra training courses.
Lesley Jane, 28 from Fakenham in North Norfolk, and a previous winner of the Ball Colegrave scholarship, explains how the funding helped her both professionally and personally: “Using the bursary, I was able to undertake work experience at Floranova in their labs, as well as working in the potting and seed shed, which allowed me to understand how to harvest seed. One of the most important things was being able to see the whole operation in motion. I would never have been able to do that without the scholarship.”
This year there are nine fantastic scholarships to apply for, including a new Brian Crosby scholarship worth £1,500 for horticulture students from the north west or for those who are studying horticulture in this area.
It is hoped colleges will get on board and encourage their horticulture students to apply.
Applications close at midnight on Monday 31 January 2022.
To apply visit www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk
For more information on The David Colegrave Foundation please email [email protected]
The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is a registered charity supporting the development of students studying horticulture in the UK. It champion careers in commercial, production or retail ornamental horticulture by offering scholarships to these future horticulturists. To date, over £175,000 has been awarded.
David Colegrave was one of Britain’s leading seedsmen, founding the UK’s largest ornamental seed company, Colegrave Seeds (now Ball Colegrave). During his career, Colegrave took a keen interest in supporting and promoting the development of young people, and it was with this in mind that the Foundation was launched shortly after his death.
The David Colegrave Foundation is administered by the Horticultural Trades Association.