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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award

Please note: Applications for this scholarship are now closed, for more information please contact the Development Trust Office.

Making a real difference to the future of Agriculture

In 2020 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.  

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 2020.

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:

  • Sustainable agriculture and climate change 
  • International agricultural development
  • The application of science and innovative technology to the agricultural industry

Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2020 should contact to request further details and an application form. 

The closing date for applications relating to courses starting autumn 2020 is 30th April 2020.

*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:

  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • The Bailiwick of Jersey
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey (inc. Alderney, Herm and Sark
  • The Isle of Man

For more information please see the attached document, found under 'Downloads'


Contact details

For further information on this scholarship please contact:

Development Trust Office

Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095

Closing date

Thursday 30 April 2020

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