Five scholarships are available from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Students can get up to £2,500 to put towards their studies.
DCF has awarded almost £100,000 over the past ten years towards study tours, work placements, college tuition, accommodation fees, books, equipment, and extra training courses.
Winning last season, Isobel Watson, a Level 3 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.”
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.
Scholarship Season runs from now until 31 January 2021.
Applicants can apply online at www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk