After the student has returned from their placement abroad, they will have the opportunity, if interested and subject to an interview, to work at Majestic Trees, which could become a permanent position.
The Majestic Trees placement will offer the successful student the opportunity to see the complete production cycle, go on one European tree buying trip as well as observe the marketing, sales and business side of a production horticulture business.
Steve McCurdy who owns Majestic Trees with his wife Janet, said: "We first met in California whilst I was an exchange student in 1979/80 sponsored by the UK nursery, Thomas Rochford in conjunction with the Future Farmers of America. This year’s work experience opportunity changed my life, and opened my eyes to the bigger world and the endless possibilities. In fact, it taught me to think anything is possible and changed my business thinking and the way we now run Majestic Trees. It is for this reason that Majestic Trees would like to provide this sponsored scholarship for someone passionate about tree production."
Jeff Colegrave, DCF Chairman, said: "We are thrilled to be able to broaden our scholarship offering by welcoming Majestic Trees as a sponsored scholarship partner. This is a really fantastic prospect for a commercial horticulture student that has a passion for trees."
Scholarship Season runs until 31 January 2019 and to enter applicants need to complete an application form which they can do online. Students that have previously worked on a tree nursery or studied courses more closely linked to tree production are especially encouraged to apply.
More information on DCF and its scholarships can be found at www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk