There will be a £1,000 bursary awarded by The British Protected Ornamentals Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary .
The scholarship is also available to schools and horticultural colleges. This will fund trips for students over 16 years of age to leading commercial horticultural establishments.
Last season, Gabor Lukoviczki won the £1,000 BPOA – Peter Seabrook Bursary.
With the support of the Bursary, Gabor has been able to extend his studies at Myerscough College. He will continue his Production horticulture level 2 course with level 3 as well as being able to enrol on several smaller courses. Gabor is also working as a grower at Lovania Nurseries.
Gabor says, “My training is important to me as it is helping me become a better grower. I recommend other keen horticulturists to apply for a scholarship.”
He adds how else the Bursary has helped him, “The BPOA – Peter Seabrook Bursary has made me one big step closer to achieving my goals.
“I wanted to learn more on pests and biological control and have been able to develop my learning by buying some books.
“The bursary helped me to buy a digital microscope to identify the insect varieties. To extend my knowledge of pests, the bursary also helped me to start one other course. This course will help me to control the rodents and minimise plant damage.”
The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) scholarship season is open until 31 January 2019. There are a many scholarships available and to enter applicants need to complete an application form which they can do online.