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Horticultural scholarships

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) opens its annual scholarship season this month with ten scholarships up for grabs.
 
Horticultural students can apply for a chance to boost their career by way of funding and work experience provided by the Foundation and the opportunity for company sponsorship.
 
This year Floranova, one of the worlds leading flower seed breeding companies, is keen to award £1,500 to a student who is interested in a research career.
 
Jeff Colegrave, Chairman of both the DCF and Floranova comments, "It is important for the future of British horticulture that we as an industry support both fundamental and applied research that will give our companies a competitive edge in an increasingly globalised market. At Floranova we invest significant amounts of money into plant breeding and associated support activities and are always keen to identify bright people who have a keen interest in pursuing careers in horticultural research.
 
New to the collection of scholarships for this year is the British Protected Ornamentals Association - Peter Seabrook Bursary of £5,000, over five years, to a student/s studying commercial horticulture.
 
The complete list of scholarships on offer to UK horticultural students for 2013-14 is as follows:
 
Student Scholarships - £1000 scholarship for up to five students taking horticulture courses across the UK.
 
The Garden Centre Group Scholarships - £1,500 and paid work experience in a GCG garden centre for two students who are interested in a career in garden centre retailing.
 
The Floranova Ornamental Horticulture Research Scholarship - £1,500 and work experience for a student who is keen to pursue a research career in the horticultural industry.
 
The Ball Colegrave Scholarship - £2,500 to enable a student or an employee in the early stages of their career at a commercial Bedding Plant Nursery to fund travel to Europe in order to develop their experience in bedding plant production and marketing.
 
British Protected Ornamentals Association - Peter Seabrook Bursary - £1,000 a year for five years to a student/s studying commercial horticulture.
 
Students should get their applications in by these deadlines: 8 November 2013 for Student Scholarships and 31 January 2014 for Sponsored Scholarships.
 
For more details, go to http://www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk/ and click on scholarships.