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Ten scholars benefit from Studley College Trust awards

Posted 13 February 2015

Studley scholars with trustee Margaret Herbert

The Studley College Trust’s generosity has benefitted 10 Harper Adams University students this year. Each receives an award of between £500 and £2,000 to support their studies.

The scholarship winners were:

Luke Ormond, 20, from Antrobus, Cheshire. Luke is a second year agricultural engineering student. He said: “I cannot thank Studley College Trust enough for this award which will be invaluable to me in my academic year. It will help me access extra materials and training towards my academic development. The scholarship motivates me to endeavor to do my best in my studies.”

Final year Food and Consumer Studies degree student Judith Harcombe, 22, from Hanley Castle, Worcester, said: “I would like to thank the Studley College Trust and especially the trustees for the kind financial contribution they have made to me throughout my first, second and final year* studies at Harper Adams; financially the contribution has been invaluable. The scholarship has also recognised my passion for the agricultural/meat industry.” *During her third year Judith completed an industry placement with Dalehead Foods.

Victoria Stead, 41, is a final year BSc (Hons) Countryside and Environmental Management student. She said: "This scholarship, and the one I receive from the Harper Adams Club, means that I can concentrate more on my studies and worry less about my finances. To know that people feel that I am worth investing in is a huge confidence boost.”

Alex Terrett, 21, a final year FdSc Agriculture student from Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. “I would like to thank The Studley College Trust for awarding me their scholarship as it will allow me to concentrate more on my academic work and will help reduce the financial stress on me whilst at Harper Adams,” said Alex, who hopes to run hisown beef and sheep unit one day.

Lee Higgins, 21, from Garvagh, Coleraine, is also a final year FdSc agriculture student. He said: “This scholarship has provided me with the funding to further my knowledge in Agriculture, particularly beef production. Working at various different beef enterprises throughout the UK, I have developed a passion for the industry, and want to gain experience and knowledge to take back to my home farm in Ireland.”

Jack Stilwell, 23, from Rowland's Castle, Hampshire. The final year Rural Property Management student, who is trying to build up his own farm business while studying, said: “It is a great privilege to receive the scholarship, and it is encouraging to know that people believe in me and what I am trying to achieve.”

Andrew Gregory-Campeau, 19, from Flagg, Derbyshire, is a second year Agriculture with Mechanisation. He said: The scholarship will help me greatly in my studies, funding essentials for my course. For example, I will need to get my telehandler and spraying certificates before going on a work placement next year, and there are always more books to support my studies. 

Mark Laverty, 19, from Stewartstown, County Tyrone, is a first year Agriculture with Mechanisation student. He said that the Studley award meant a lot to him because it would ease financial pressure associated with living away from home.   

Alexander Gormley, 19, from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Alexander is working towards a foundation degree in agriculture and said that the funding would provide valuable financial support to allow him to focus fully on his studies. 

Josh Pocklington, 20, a second year BSc Agriculture with Crop Management student, said: “Receiving the Studley College Trust scholarship will enable me to focus more on my studies. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the Studley College Trust and also the Harper Adams Development Trust for their support and generosity.”


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