Supporting Students

Edgar Pye Research Scholarship

The Edgar Pye Scholarship was set up in memory of the late R. Edgar Pye.

The aim of this project is to sponsor a research-based project which could be in any area of farm animal feeding including animal nutrition and management, feed production and marketing.

The project can be undertaken in the UK, abroad or based on travel to study the appropriate subject.

The scholar will receive a prize of £1750 towards their project and will get early exposure to the feed industry with enhanced employment opportunities.

The Research Scholarship is open to anyone who is either studying agriculture or a related subject, or who is already employed in the Animal Feed Industry and is resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2016

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The Activia Training Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Activia Training offer various awards throughout the year up to the value of £1,000. There is no specific course of study required, and the money can be used in whatever way you feel benefits your studies the most.

There are two scholarships of £500 each year, awarded in November and May as follows:

  • The video winner will receive £350
  • The essay format winner will receive £150

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be attending , or have secured a place, on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, (full-time or part-time), at a recognised higher learning institution in the UK
  • You must be at least 16 years of age

You also provide consent to publish the following if you are a winner or submit an entry of special merit:

  • Your name
  • Your area of residence (not your full address)
  • A link to your entry (if available)

How to Apply

To apply, you need to answer one of the following questions:

  1. Why is learning important to you and how has it impacted your life?
  2. Why is having good “people” skills important and how do you use them?
  3. Why is having good technical or job-specific skills important and how will this make you more employable?
  4. How will this scholarship award help you?

Entries can be research based, or just well-argued, and comedy is fine as long as it’s relevant.

Submissions can be made in either a) video format or b) essay format.

  • Video submission guidelines
    1. Select one of the questions from the above list
    2. Create a short video (no more than 4 minutes) answering your selected question. This can be you speaking to the camera (webcam), a movie or slide presentation.
    3. Upload the video to YouTube and put “Activia Training UK Scholarship” as the title. You should also provide a link to this page inside the description area. Use your own words in and around the link
    4. When you have completed these steps, fill out the form at the bottom of this page: www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk
  • Essay submission guidelines
    1. Select one of the questions from the above list
    2. Write an essay response to your selected question (maximum 500 words)
    3. When you have completed these steps, use the form at the bottom of this page to submit the essay: www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk

To be eligible for the “expenses award” (please see details here: www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk) you should publish your article on your blog with a link to this page at the end of the article, using your own words in and around the link.

Please note: Only one entry per student, per award period, is permitted.

Deadlines

  • Submissions received ON or BEFORE 31st October will be entered into the November award
  • Submissions received ON or BEFORE 30th April will be entered into the May award
  • Successful applicants will be contacted during the month of the award

Decisions will be made by the Activia Training judges and will be final.

For further information please visit: www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-uk

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Harper Adams Club Postgraduate Scholarship

Our alumni (ex-students) association, the Harper Adams Club, offers a range of scholarships to assist alumni to progress further in their academic studies at Harper Adams University.  These are financed by donations from Harper Adams alumni to the Annual Fund Appeal.  

Postgraduate Scholarship – up to £2,000

Candidates must have been awarded a BSc/BA/BEng or HND/Foundation degree at Harper Adams and be currently studying a full-time or part-time Masters or Postgraduate diploma course.

Application

Your application should be submitted BY EMAIL to Mrs Julie Brook, Alumni Officer: haclub@harper-adams.ac.uk
by 12.00 noon 31 October.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates usually take place in November or December.

There is no application form - your application should include the following:

  • A letter of application, on no more than two A4 sides, explaining why you would be interested in receiving the Harper Adams Club scholarship.  You may find it useful to refer to the Person Specification above as a guide.
  • A copy of your CV
  • A reference from a member of Harper Adams staff.  This could be your personal tutor or another member of staff who knows you well.  Please ask your referee to send their reference directly to Julie Brook at the address/email below by 31 October.
  • A good quality, high resolution (300dpi) photograph of yourself which could be used in Harper Adams publications (sent as a separate jpeg, not within the document).

Person specification

Desirable characteristics include:

  • Good academic record whilst at Harper Adams University 
  • Interest and enthusiasm for your field of study
  • A good future ambassador for Harper Adams University 

The awards are divided into two instalments, payable in March and May, subject to satisfactory progress and meeting the Award Conditions.  Payments may be spread over a longer period for a postgraduate student following a part-time programme.  

Conditions of award

The Harper Adams Club Scholarship awards are conditional on your acceptance on the requirements outlined below:

  • You progress satisfactorily in your studies.
  • Prior to receiving the first payment successful applicants will be expected to submit a letter of thanks including a brief progress report for the Harper Adams Club committee.  This information may be used in publications to encourage other sponsors to continue to support our students in future.  If you do not wish us to use your information in our publicity please let us know when you submit it, in which case it will be made available to the members of the interview panel only.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the Development Trust Scholarship Presentation in the Spring term at Harper Adams University. 

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Barham Benevolent Foundation Scholarships

The Barham Benevolent Foundation offer a fully funded scholarship restricted to UK and other EU students studying a one year full time postgraduate course at Harper Adams whose dissertation is in an area relating to the dairy sector.

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Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) Nuffield Scholarship scheme

There is an excellent opportunity to apply for an external scholarship from the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) Nuffield Scholarship scheme:

"PGRO/BEPA and the vining pea sectors would be delighted to endorse and support any application made which was legume related, and also to help a candidate formulate a project which would be of maximum relevance to the UK industry. In this way the person completing it successfully would have the best opportunity to find future long-term employment".
Salvador Potter
Chief Executive
PGRO

Further information on PGRO can be found on their website: www.pgro.org

The Nuffield Scholarship application criteria for entry can be found at: www.nuffieldscholar.org

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award

Making a real difference to the future of Agriculture

In 2017 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  related degree, and have been accepted (or provisionally) accepted on a postgraduate agricultural course (Masters or PhD) in the British Islands** commencing in Autumn 2017.

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

In 2016 three students (pictured) were awarded with a Centenary Award bursary:

  • Sebastian Murray from Devon: MBA Advanced Farm Management
  • Craig Simpson from East Lothian: MSc Agricultural Professional Practice
  • Nicholas Moss from Devon: MBA Advanced Farm Management

Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2017 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 2016 is 30th April 2017.

Further information about the scheme can be found on the NFU Mutual website:
www.nfumutual.co.uk/about/company-information/charitable-trust/

*75% will be paid except in cases where the student will receive funding from other sources which will result in more than 100% of the course fees being funded, or if 75% will breach the terms of the other funders. All such cases will be agreed individually.

**British Islands: The British Islands refers collectively to the following four states:

  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • The Bailiwick of Jersey
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey (inc. Alderney, Herm and Sark
  • The Isle of Man

Harper Press

A postgraduate from Harper Adams University is just one of six agricultural students in the UK selected to receive a new award from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. Click here to read the full article.

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Postgrad Solutions Ltd Bursaries

If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2016-17 you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary.

Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world.

Applying

For further information and to apply for one of these bursaries please visit the Postgrad Solutions Ltd website:
www.postgrad.com/editorial/bursaries

A panel of judges will select the winners on the basis of who they feel are the most deserving cases based on what they have written in their application.

About Postgrad Solutions Ltd

Postgrad Solutions Ltd was founded in 2006. It is an education marketing and consultancy business which helps global institutions recruit postgraduate students. It holds a unique position in the UK market as it is the only student recruitment company specialising in the postgraduate education field.

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Royal Entomological Society

The Royal Entomological Society will fund three bursaries each of £4,000 to support the MSc Entomology course. Candidates should submit a statement of no more than 500 words, explaining:

  • Why you have selected to study Entomology 
  • What modules in the course are of particular interest to you and why  
  • What difference the receipt of the scholarship would make in the pursuit of your goals.

Please also include a recent CV in your application.

Payment of the award to successful candidates will be discounted from the fees as appropriate. Students may only apply for the bursary after they have accepted an offer of a place on the MSc Entomology at Harper Adams. The closing date for all entries is 27 August 2017.

Please send applications to:

Professor Simon Leather
Professor of Entomology
Crop and Environment Sciences Department
Harper Adams University
Newport
Shropshire TF10 8NB

T: +44 (0)1952 815488
E: simonleather@harper-adams.ac.uk

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HDC Integrated Pest Management Scholarship

The Horticultural Development Council (HDC) will fund three bursaries each of £5,000 to support the MSc Integrated Pest Management course. Candidates should submit a statement of no more than 500 words, explaining:

  • Why you have selected to study Integrated Pest Management
  • What modules in the course are of particular interest to you and why
  • What difference the receipt of the scholarship would make in the pursuit of your goals.

Please also include a recent CV in your application.

Payment of the award to successful candidates will be discounted from the fees as appropriate. Students may only apply for the bursary after they have accepted an offer of a place on the MSc Integrated Pest Management at Harper Adams University. The closing date for all entries is 28 August 2015.

Please send applications to:

Professor Simon Leather
Professor of Entomology
Crop and Environment Sciences Department
Harper Adams University
Newport
Shropshire TF10 8NB

T: +44 (0)1952 815488
E: simonleather@harper-adams.ac.uk

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Clyde Higgs MSc Scholarship

The Clyde Higgs MSc Scholarship will be awarded to up to two students who are UK residents entering Harper Adams University to study for a degree in the following courses: MSc Agriculture & MSc Farm and Agri-Business Management this September 2016.

The successful Scholarship recipient(s) will receive an award valued at £5,000 for one year only

IMPORTANT: to be shortlisted for interview, applicants must have formally confirmed their place on the course noted above at Harper Adams University by Wednesday 07 September 2016.

All of the above conditions must be fully met for an application to be considered.

NB: The scholar(s) must remain registered as a full time student at Harper Adams; he/she must pass all modules of study during the continuation of their scholarship and he/she must submit at least one written report to the Chairman of the HAU Development Trust. This is a competitive award and will be evaluated on the merit of the applicant and his/her application and interview. The decision of the Scholarship Panel is FINAL. Harper Adams University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if progress is not maintained and/or there is a breakdown in the relationship between the parties and the scholar.

Deadline for applications: 9am Wednesday 07 September 2016

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Tuesday 20 September 2016. Please be aware that an alternative interview date cannot be arranged.

For more information and how to apply please visit the Fees & Finance area.

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Fee Waiver for Continuing Students

As a Harper Adams graduate you could qualify for a 100% fee waiver when progressing on to a full-time taught postgraduate course. This scheme is designed to promote and reward academic excellence.

In order to qualify you must:

  • Graduate with a first class degree from Harper Adams University
  • Choose to study a full-time MSc taught postgraduate course

The waiver is only for students continuing directly on to an MSc from their first degree (entry cannot be deferred), and is subject to course availability.

Please contact Heather Hogan for further information:

Photo of Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone: 01952 815289
Fax: 01952 814783
Email: Send Heather Hogan a message

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Access to the Professions Bursary

In 2015/16 Harper Adams is offering three 'Access to the Professions' awards with a value of £10,000 each.

These awards will be available to students undertaking a Master’s course and studying full-time.* Students must be domiciled in the UK or EU and from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the institution’s taught masters population. 

Please ensure this application is completed and received no later than midday on 17 August 2015 to be considered.

Please return completed application forms by email or post:

Email: studentfinance@harper-adams.ac.uk

Post:
Hayley Borrett
Registry, Faccenda Building
Harper Adams University
Newport
Shropshire TF10 8NB

*These awards will only be available for students progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012/13.

Read more:

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Organic Farmers and Growers Scholarship 2016 - in memory of Bill Allen

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you must have applied for and been offered an unconditional or conditional place on the MSc Agro-ecology programme at Harper Adams University and must be starting your studies in Autumn 2016 and have achieved, or be expected to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree at the point of application. If an applicant is awaiting his/her degree results at the point of application, the award may be offered conditionally upon confirmation of the applicant achieving a 2:1 Honours degree or higher.

The Scholarship

The successful Scholarship recipient will receive an award valued at £4,000 for the academic year that they study on campus at the University. The successful applicant will receive the scholarship in 2 equal parts, to be paid via BACS transfer. The first to be paid in February 2017 following mandatory attendance at the DT Scholarship presentation and the second in May 2017.

Harper Adams University, in association with Organic Farmers & Growers, reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if satisfactory academic progress is not maintained and/or there is a breakdown in the relationship between the parties and the scholar.

The scholar must remain registered as a full time student at Harper Adams; he/she must pass all modules of study during the continuation of their scholarship and he/she must submit at least one written report to the Chairman of the HAU Development Trust.

This is a competitive award and will be evaluated on the merit of the applicant and his/her application and interview. The decision of the Scholarship Panel is FINAL.

Deadline for submission of applications is: 12pm on Friday 15th July 2016.

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The Development Trust

The Harper Adams University Development Trust was set up in 2003 in response to changes in Higher Education funding arrangements. Here at Harper Adams we want to continue to give strong support to students and to provide the type of study opportunities which are increasingly required to meet the challenging demands of the future.

The objectives of the Development Trust, which operates independently alongside the University, are to enable the University to offer a wider range of scholarships and bursaries and to assist with capital projects such as new buildings and improved facilities.

The Development Trust has seven independent Trustees, five of whom are alumni (Ros Barsley, Tim Chick, Tony Pexton, Bill Madders and Roger Mercer), together with the Vice-Chancellor and Tony Burgess, former Chairman of Governors.

Should you wish to make a gift to Harper Adams, leaving a legacy is an ideal way to demonstrate your support. Apart from the fact that you do not have to part with any money now, there are other benefits associated with making a gift through your Will. Charitable bequests have tax benefits for a legator's estate and are deducted from the value of the estate before tax liability is calculated. As the University has charitable status, it also pays no tax on gifts such as bequests.

Harper Adams was founded through a legacy. Please help us to continue our work in the future.

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