THE application deadline for NFU Mutual’s Centenary Award is approaching. Postgraduate agriculture students have until the end of this month to apply (April 30). The award provides bursaries to pay up to 75 per cent of course fees for selected students who are undertaking a postgraduate course in agriculture (Masters or PhD) within the UK.
The Centenary Award was created by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust in 2010 to celebrate NFU Mutual’s 100th birthday, with the objective of creating a legacy for the future. To date, 43 agricultural students have received bursaries to help further their studies.
The award is open to individuals who have gained, or are expected to gain, a 2:1 or above in agriculture or a related degree, and have been accepted or provisionally accepted on a Masters or PhD course in agriculture in the UK in autumn 2021.
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has identified three topics of interest for eligible students.
At least one of these areas must form part of the applicant’s postgraduate course: sustainable agriculture and climate change; international agricultural development; the application of science and innovative technology to the agricultural industry.
Elin Havard, from Powys, pictured below, was one of three postgraduate agricultural students to receive the Centenary Award bursary in 2020, helping fund her MBA Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.
Information about the scheme, along with an application form, can be found on the NFU Mutual website: www.nfumutual.co.uk/news-and-stories/the-nfu-mutual-charitable-trust-centenary-award/
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