CAFRE director Dr John Fay thanked sponsors for their willingness to support young people entering higher education at Greenmount Campus. He said: "While the money is important in assisting students fund their academic studies, many bursary providers also offer paid work placements and jobs on graduation which are additional benefits for the bursary recipients."
Fay encouraged all students to apply for the numerous bursaries on offer to full-time students who have commenced the BSc in Agricultural Technology, the Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Rural Studies and the Foundation Degree in Horticulture courses in September 2015.
Students apply on a competitive basis by submitting a report on a topic provided by the awarding organisation or by attending an interview.
This year's bursaries have been provided by AI Services Ltd, Bank of Ireland, Bulrush Horticulture Ltd, Calor NI Ltd, Cogent, Danske Bank, Darren Clarke School of Golf, Dunbia, Genus ABS, Gibson Trust, HSBC Bank plc, Irish Farmers' Journal, John Thompson and Sons, Moy Park Ltd, Tyrone Farming Society, Ulster Farmers' Union and the Ulster Grassland Society.
An open day will run on 7 October from 4 - 9pm at the campus.