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Harper Cymry/Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Student Award

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


Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 15 June

This award was established in 1999 by the late Bill Ratcliffe, a Harper Adams Fellow and founder of the Harper Cymry alumni association, and is open to final year undergraduate students of Harper Adams University who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have been resident in Wales for 5 years or more
  • Have contributed to the activities of the Harper Cymru student club
  • Possess a good academic record in higher education (please note, this is not necessarily the most important requirement)
  • Have made a positive contribution to the broader student community
  • A good future ambassador for Harper Adams University

The award will be presented at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Winter Fair on either 30 November or 1 December, exact date to be confirmed, and the recipient will receive £250 and automatic eligibility for membership of Future Farmers of Wales. In submitting an entry, candidates must ensure their intention of attending the Winter Fair. See the document under 'Downloads' below for more information, including instructions on how to apply. 

Application Procedure

There is no application form – your application should indicate how you fulfil the criteria given above and should include the following three items:

  1. A copy of your CV
  2. No more than 600 words outlining your main interests, personal achievements, and future ambitions.  Also include details of your involvement in college life and ideas for the Harper Cymry alumni (ex-student) society activities.
  3. The signed Privacy and Data Protection Notice (This is in the document under 'Downloads' below). Note that you can type your name into the signature box  and as this is sent to us by email we accept it as an electronic signature.

Applications should be submitted by email to by 12 noon on Monday 15 June 2020. The subject title of the email should include the words Harper Cymry Award.

Please note – no extensions will be granted

Contact details

For further information on this scholarship please contact:

Development Trust Office

Tel: +44(0)1952 81 5095

Closing date

Monday 15 June 2020

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