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Scholarship Season open for horticulture students 

Published: 3 September 2020 - Neil Mead

Five horticulture scholarships are available from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Students can get up to £2,500 to put towards their studies.  


DCF has awarded almost £100,000 over the past ten years towards study tours, work placements, college tuition, accommodation fees, books, equipment, and extra training courses.

Winning last season, Isobel Watson, a Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship at Pershore College and grower at Bransford Webbs, said: “I am so excited to be given this opportunity and I feel this Student Scholarship?will help me develop in my current role as a grower and support my studies with my apprenticeship.?It will be such a valuable learning experience that can support my horticulture career in many ways.”   

This season’s scholarships support interest in marketing, production, commercial, research or sustainability within ornamental horticulture:

The Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship awards up to £1,500 to fund travel to the UK and Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing. 

The British Protected Ornamentals Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary awards up to £1,000 to support the study of commercial horticulture.

The Horticultural Research Scholarship awards £2,500 to support applied research within the horticulture industry. 

The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship awards £1,500 to support environmental solutions and sustainable applications as applied to commercial horticulture.

The Student Scholarship awards £1,000 to support studies in horticulture. There are five available.

Scholarship Season runs from now until 31 January 2021.  Applicants can apply online at 


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