National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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19 February 2015

NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is once again offering the Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture.

The award gives annual bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected post graduate students in agriculture (Masters or PhD).

The Centenary Award is a long-term scheme, run by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, and was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 100th birthday of NFU Mutual.  To date 23 students have received bursaries for their studies.

The award is open to students who have gained, or are expected to gain, a 2:1 or above in agriculture or a closely related degree, and have been accepted or provisionally accepted on a Masters or PhD course in agriculture in the UK starting in Autumn 2015.

To select the students the judging panel will be looking for applicants who are not only excellent academic performers, but are also committed to the future of agriculture.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has specifically identified three topic areas of interest for eligible students:

  • Sustainable agriculture and climate change
  • International agricultural development
  • The application of science and innovative technology to the agricultural industry 

Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2015 should contact centenary_award@nfumutual.co.uk to request further details and an application form.

The closing date for applications relating to courses starting Autumn 2015 is 30th April 2015.


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