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Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust

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

Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust (the Trust) is a registered charitable trust with the stated objectives, including:

to improve the quality and health of livestock in Great Britain for the benefit of the public by furthering research, disseminating the useful results of research, supporting new entrants to livestock farming and others developing their livestock enterprises and otherwise furthering education in livestock breeding, animal husbandry and related subjects.'

To satisfy the objective, the Trust in recent years has awarded up to £50,000 in total annual grants towards research and education annually.

Educational Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries, up to a maximum of £1,000 per annum, are available for suitable students, with a lifetime limit of £3,000 per student. These will be awarded on merit and will take into account the educational level of the course being studied and number of applications received in each year. Awards are made at the sole discretion of Trustees, whose decision is final. Students may apply for an educational bursary annually, as long as all of the eligibility criteria are met.

Please note that a completed application form, but without references, is required for each successive year.

With an ever increasing number of applicants and limited resources, the Trust’s priority is to support First Degree students from 2015 onwards. Applications are welcome from Foundation Degree and Extended Diploma students, but funds will be allocated to First Degree applicants initially and any surplus thereafter to Foundation Degree and Extended Diploma applicants.


To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  1. Resident in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset
  2. Study on a course or programme (first degree, diploma or certificate level at a suitable college or university in the United Kingdom), which includes aspects of livestock breeding, husbandry and welfare.


Application Forms can be obtained from:

The Trust Secretary
Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust
Hazard Farm

Please note: Deadline for applications is 30 April 2019

Initial applications must be accompanied by two signed testimonials, indicating commitment and need, in support of the applicant.

Trustees may choose to interview eligible applicants.

The board of Trustees, whose decision is final, will make the final annual awards.

A successful applicant may re-apply for further educational bursaries during their course(s) up to the maximum lifetime limit of £3,000 per student.

Applicants are advised this is a competitive award.

Closing date

Tuesday 30 April 2019

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