Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society
The closing date for this scholarship has now passed. This scholarship may be awarded next academic year, details and closing date for application to follow.
The Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society offer a scholarship to students who live within the country of Staffordshire or within 10 miles of the county boundary and are studying on a full time BSc Agriculture or FdSc Agriculture based course.
Ideally, applications are only accepted from students on the second or third year of a full time agricultural based course and students are not eligible to apply in the year prior to their going on placement but they can apply, whilst on placement, for their final academic year. Those students studying on the first or subsequent year of an agricultural based full time postgraduate course are not eligible to apply for the SBAS scholarship. However, the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society by way of exception have allowed first years to be considered as candidates for their scholarship provided that they apply, knowing that they must prove to have an exemplary application in order to be considered.
If a student is interested in the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society scholarship, it is always still worth applying, for if the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society do not find all the requirements they desire in a potential scholar, they will be flexible, and may look at other candidates who come close to meeting all the 'ideal' criteria. Subject to the quality of applications the Society may award scholarships valued at £1500 for up to 4 scholars.
A student who is awarded a scholarship will be allowed to reapply in subsequent eligible years as will failed applicants. (Applications from students who represent another Agricultural Society will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.)
The Society will reserve the right not to award a scholarship if it is deemed that no suitable applications have been received.
This is a competitive award and will be evaluated on the merit of the applicant and his/her application and interview. The decision of the scholarship panel and the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society is final.