These are in addition to the winners of The Blue Diamond Scholarships announced in April, and bring the total of scholarship awards made so far this year to 11 to more than £25,000.
Donne Perold, studying at Pershore College, is awarded the British Protected Ornamentals Association/Peter Seabrook scholarship. This award is made by BPOA in association with the late writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook, to a student who has shown a particular interest in protected ornamental crops: “I am incredibly grateful to be chosen as a recipient of this generous horticultural award which will help my studies and research be more accessible. I am really pleased to have been given this opportunity and am excited for the opportunities for me to learn and grow in horticulture.”
Anna Cooper, studying at Lackham College, has been awarded the John Gibson scholarship. The Trustees were particularly impressed with Anna’s experience in environmental and ecological science and interest in sustainable gardening and flower production: “I am very grateful to have been awarded the John Gibson Environmental Scholarship, which will support me to undertake courses relating to floriculture and garden design. Many thanks to the David Colegrave Foundation for this amazing opportunity.”
Jack Hone (main picture), recently qualified from Pershore College and now working at Ball Horticulture in Banbury is awarded a student scholarship.
An award has also been made to Lilidh Matthews who is on the early stages of her career path having set up her own business, Finding Roots.