Bursaries worth up to £5,000 a year of study are being offered to students who plan to use their Harper Adams University degrees to build careers in the meat and livestock industry.
Provided by the meat trade charity, the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI), the new bursaries are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, with an application deadline of June 15, 2015.
BDCI treasurer, Ted Hoefling, said the Institution hoped the awards will help students who can make a difference in the industry.
The university’s visiting professor in agricultural economics, Bob Bansback, added that the BDCI bursary scheme was an encouragement for both students and staff.
At postgraduate level, the bursaries will be awarded to students whose courses have direct relevance to the meat and livestock industry. For both undergraduates and postgraduates, preference will be given to candidates who have family or employment links with the meat and livestock industry or who have an intention of seeking employment in the industry.