Bursaries available for postgraduate students in agriculture
In 2016 NFU Mutual is once again offering its Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture.
The award will give annual bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected students who are starting a postgraduate course (Masters or PhD) in Autumn 2016.
The Centenary Award was first launched by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust in 2010 to celebrate NFU Mutual’s 100th birthday, and to date 26 students have benefited from bursary payments to help fund their studies.
The 2016 award is open to students who have gained, or are expected to gain, a 2:1 or above in agriculture or a closely related degree, and have been accepted on a Masters or PhD course in agriculture within the UK.
To select the students, the award’s judging panel will be looking for applicants who are not only excellent academic performers, but are also passionate about making an impact within UK agriculture.
In 2015 three students were awarded with a Centenary Award bursary:
- Lydia Slack from Derbyshire: MSc Water Science, Policy and Management, University of Oxford
- Madeleine Prince from Sheffield: MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, the University of Exeter
- Will King from Malmesbury: MSc Rural Estate Management, Royal Agricultural University
Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the Centenary Award in 2016 should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request further details and an application form.
The closing date for the 2016 award is 30th April 2016.