This year’s scholarships include the Markham - Colegrave International Scholarship Award which offers $4,500 USD for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business in the US/Canada.
There are six types of scholarship for 2015-16:
- Student scholarships - £1,000 study support payment.
- South West Growers Show Scholarship - £1,500 study support payment.
- Floranova Ornamental Horticulture Research Scholarship - £1,500 to encourage the development of important skills in R&D such as plant breeding, biotechnology and seed technology. A work experience opportunity at Floranova will also be made available.
- Ball Colegrave Scholarship - £1,500 to fund travel to Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing.
- British Ornamental Plants Association - Peter Seabrook Bursary - £1,000 to support one or more students.
- Markham - Colegrave International Scholarship Award - $4,500 for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business in the US/Canada.
The last DCF Scholarship Season saw a total of £14,000 awarded to eleven students representing seven UK colleges. In total, applications were received from 20 colleges across the UK.
Students should get their applications in by 31 January 2016.