Investing in the horticulturalists …

In the current challenging economic environment and with tuition fees set to increase students are feeling the pinch more than most. This academic year the David Colegrave Foundation has four scholarships to invest in the horticulturalists of the future.
Horticultural students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships and bursaries which amount to £5,000.
The awards are as follows:
Ball Colegrave Scholarship Award, which provides a bursary of up to £2,500 to support a young person employed on a Commercial Bedding Plant Nursery to fund travel to Europe in order to develop their knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing.
Floranova Ornamental Horticulture Research Scholarship, which provides an award of £1,500 to support a student with a particular interest in ornamental horticulture research and development.
Garden Centre Group Award, offering 2 bursaries of £1,500 each. The bursary will be made available to any students studying horticulture with a preference given to those who have an interest in retail horticulture. Opportunities for weekend and/or part-time work at the Garden Centre Group will also be offered to award winners.
David Colegrave Foundation Trustee, Jeff Colegrave, said, “The Foundation is looking for keen students with a real passion for horticulture to apply for the awards that we have on offer in collaboration with Ball Colegrave, Floranova and the Garden Centre Group. Previous award winners have really benefitted from their experiences and we are keen to see as many applicants as possible for these prestigious awards.”

Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications January 31st, 2011

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