Homegrown ornamental horticulture to benefit from scholarships

Seven David Colegrave Foundation scholarships worth £1,000-plus each are available to ornamental production horticulture students and new job starters.

Trustee Neil Gow said the scholarships support future horticulturists so that the UK’s ornamental horticultural industry can continue to grow. At £1,000 or more, one of the scholarships can boost a student’s learning potential.

Scholarships include student awards as well as several others that are sponsored by horticultural companies; in addition to funding, these can provide work placements and the chance to travel.

Scholarship season is open from September to January every year. DCF make the application process as straightforward as possible and invite applicants to tell it about their passion for plants and goals for the future.

Candidates are advised to also highlight their talent, as evidenced by grades achieved, tutor assessments and work experience.

Scholarships are open to all students completing horticulture-related courses in the UK, and some also support those who are in the early days of their horticultural career. Student applicants must be attending, or enrolled to attend college, university or a similar educational establishment on a full or part time basis with a view to seeking permanent full time employment in commercial or production ornamental horticulture on completion of their course.

Working applicants should be employed in commercial or production ornamental horticulture in the UK.

More than £46,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded in the past four years to students studying at 12 UK colleges.

For more information on scholarships and how to apply visit www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk

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