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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award 2016

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award

Three High Performing Students to Receive Our National Agricultural Award

Three postgraduate agricultural students from across the UK have been selected as this year’s recipients of The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust’s ‘Centenary Award’.

Launched by NFU Mutual to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2010, the annual award scheme provides bursaries of up to 75% of course fees for selected postgraduate students in agriculture. To date, 29 young people have received help through the award to further their education. 

The three selected students for 2016 are:

  • Nicholas Moss from Devon: MBA Advanced Farm Management, Royal Agricultural University.
  • Craig Simpson from East Lothian: MSc Agricultural Professional Practice, Scottish Rural University (Aberdeen).
  • Sebastian Murray from Devon: MBA Advanced Farm Management, Royal Agricultural University.

Announcing the recipients for 2016, Richard Percy, NFU Mutual Chairman, said: “Students in agriculture play a vital role in shaping the future of the industry, and our aim for the Centenary Award is to create a long-standing legacy.”

To select the students, the award’s judging panel looked for applicants who were not only excellent academic performers, but were also passionate about making a difference to agriculture.

Mr Percy added: “Our award winners have demonstrated potential to become a rural leader of the future, and we are very proud to be supporting their studies.”

The Centenary Award is a long-term scheme, and bursaries will again be available in 2017.

Applications for the award next year will be invited from the start of January 2017. Information about the scheme can be found on the NFU Mutual website:

In the meantime, prospective post graduate agricultural students who would like to find out more about the award can contact