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    Scholarships worth £70,000 awarded

    Posted 5 February 2009

    Some of the scholars celebrate at Harper Adams

    Funds may be running short across the country, but the outlook was far from gloomy at Harper Adams University College this week, when 50 scholarships worth £70,000 during 2008/9 were awarded to students.

    The Harper Adams Development Trust Scholarship Presentation attracted sponsors from across the country, although some were kept away by the heavy snowfall that affected most parts.

    The students were all very grateful for their awards, which all offer financial support, and some come with industrial placement year employment opportunities.

      “I am very grateful to have been selected and frankly overwhelmed that people are willing to support students in such a generous way,” said Jerman scholar Alex Harris, from Warrington.

    “I feel honoured to have been selected as a recipient of the scholarship. The financial support has allowed me to complete several short courses which will greatly complement my final degree. I am glad there are such groups, schemes and people out there that are willing to invest in students and their futures,” said Lisbet Rausing scholar Calum Evans, from Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

    Agricultural engineering student James Daniel, from Launceston, Cornwall, said: “Receiving the JCB scholarship was a great honour given the prestige of the company.  The 12-month placement will allow me to develop as an engineer and apply all the skills I have learned during my first two years.”

    Syngenta scholar Johnny Colman, from Rugeley, Staffordshire, added: “. I am thrilled to have been chosen as a scholar and to be given the opportunity to work for one of the leading agrochemical companies in the world. It will be an excellent stepping stone for my final year at Harper, and into a career.”

    And Matthew Williams, from Craven Arms, Shropshire, said: “I feel extremely privileged for receiving the Mercer scholarship as not many students have the opportunity for such a reward.  It is very encouraging to know that there are people within agriculture that are willing to invest in the younger generation to conserve agriculture for the future.”

    To find out more about Development Trust scholarships and how you or your company can support Harper Adams students, contact Development Trust Officer Renée Gallina-Morris on 01952 815428.

    Recipients were:
    Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation Discretionary Award
    Todd Jex, BSc Hons Agriculture and Crop Management
    Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation Scholarship
    Alan Gale, BSc/BSc Hons Countryside Management
    J. C. Bamford/ JCB Scholarships
    James Daniel and John Plummer, MEng Agricultural Engineering
    CLAAS Scholarship
    Robert Fillingham, MEng Off Road Vehicle Design
    The Douglas Bomford Trust Scholarship
    2007/8, James Daniel, MEng Agricultural Engineering; John Plummer/ MEng Agricultural Engineering; Roger Williams, BEng Design and Development .2008/9 - Jonathan Bradbeer, MEng Agricultural Engineering; Daniel Campling, BEng Hons Agricultural Engineering; Murray Matthews, MEng Agricultural Engineering.
    The Douglas Bomford Trust Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    James Ward/ PhD Agricultural Engineering
    Burgess Scholarship
    Kevin Alford/ BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture
    CLA Charitable Trust/ Bruce Wilson-North Scholarship
    Louise Roberts,BSc Hons Rural Enterprise and Land Management
    The Paul Foxcroft Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    Angel Ramirez, PhD  “Carbon balance in the rendering industry”.
    Harper Adams Graduating Class Scholarship
    Tom Rouse, BSc/BSc Hons Adventure Recreation
    Harper Adams Club Access Progression Scholarship
    Ivor Hughes,BSc Hons Agri-food Marketing with Business Studies
    Harper Adams Club Postgraduate Scholarship
    Julia Burley, PgD Rural Environment and Land Management
    Harper Adams Club Top-up Scholarship
    Stephen Jones, BSc Hons Agriculture with Crop Management (Top-Up)
    Jerman Scholarship
    Rosemary Dorricott, BSc Hons Vet Nursing and Practice Management; Alex Harris, BSc Hons Countryside and Environmental Management; Jenny Lane, BSc Honours Bioveterinary Science; Matthew Wilson, BSc Hons Countryside and Environmental Management
    Langford Scholarship
    Robert Cotton, BSc Hons Agriculture; Nicola Badley-Smith, BSc Hons Agriculture and Marketing; Ian Clark, BEng Hons Agricultural Engineering; Scott Rix, BSc Hons Agriculture and Crop Management.
    Longcliffe Scholarship
    Callum Thornley, BSc Hons Countryside Management
    McConnel Scholarship
    Adam Bilbrough, BSc Hons Off Road Vehicle Design; Daniel Bradley, BSc Engineering Design and Development; Raymond King, BSc Agricultural Engineering.
    The Mercer Scholarship
    Michael Snelson, BSc Hons Agriculture and Land and Farm Management & Matthew Williams, FdSc/HND Agriculture.
    Lisbet Rausing Scholarship
    Calum Evans, BEng/BEng Hons Agricultural Engineering; James Neame, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture and Environmental Management; Thomas Rees, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture; Thomas Woolman, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture and Land and Farm Management
    The Lord Stafford Scholarship
    Fiona Hirst, BSc/BSc Hons Fresh Produce Management
    The Shropshire Group Scholarship
    Michael Snelson, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture and Land and Farm Management
    The Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society Scholarship
    Tom Benson, BSc/BSc Hons Negotiated Studies for the Land-Based Industries; Boomer Birch, FdSc/HND Agriculture; Marshall Booth, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture; Andrew Rees,  BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture
    The Syngenta Scholarship
    Ben Boothman, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture; Jonathan Colman,BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture; Robert Cotton, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture and Crop Management.
    Velcourt Ltd Scholarship
    Stephen Woolliscroft, FdSc/HND Agriculture
    The Jill Willows Scholarship
    Tom Benson, BSc/BSc Hons Negotiated Studies for the Land-Based Industries; Andrew Rees, BSc/BSc Hons Agriculture
    WA Cadbury Charitable Trust
    Nic Byrne, FdSc/HND Countryside Management


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