In 2017 NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is once again offering the Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture.
The award gives annual bursaries to pay up to 75%* of course fees for selected post graduate students in agriculture (Masters or PhD).
The Centenary Award is a long-term scheme, run by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, and was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 100th birthday of NFU Mutual. To date 23 students have received bursaries for their studies.
The award is open to students 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 postgraduate agricultural course (Masters or PhD) in the British Islands** commencing in Autumn 2017.
To select the students the judging panel will be looking for applicants who are not only excellent academic performers, but are also committed to the future of agriculture.
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has specifically identified three topic areas of interest for eligible students:
In 2016 three students (pictured) were awarded with a Centenary Award bursary:
Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2017 should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request further details and an application form.
The closing date for applications relating to courses starting autumn 2016 is 30th April 2017.
Further information about the scheme can be found on the NFU Mutual website:
*75% will be paid except in cases where the student will receive funding from other sources which will result in more than 100% of the course fees being funded, or if 75% will breach the terms of the other funders. All such cases will be agreed individually.
**British Islands: The British Islands refers collectively to the following four states:
A postgraduate from Harper Adams University is just one of six agricultural students in the UK selected to receive a new award from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. Click here to read the full article.
For further information on this scholarship please contact:
Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095
Sunday 30 April 2017