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External Scholarships

Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust (students from Devon, Cornwall or Somerset studying Agriculture or related subject)

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

Applications are invited from students resident in the counties of Devon, Cornwall & Somerset, for a limited number of bursaries of up to £1,000 per annum (with a lifetime limit of £4,000 per student) to enable them to study a recognised course or programme at a suitable college or university in the U.K. that includes aspects of livestock breeding, husbandry and welfare.

Preference will be given to those studying at First Degree level, although applications from Foundation Degree/Extended Diploma courses are welcome.

Further details and guidance notes are available on the DCBT website:

An Application Form for the academic year starting September 2020 is available to download under 'Downloads' below and can also be obtained from the DCBT website or by sending an email to the Trust Manager at

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


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 2020


Closing date

Thursday 30 April 2020

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