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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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