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Nuffield Scholarship

By Heather 12 years ago

As those of you who listen to the Wiggly Podcast know I applied for a Nuffield Scholarship
This is what its all about...

Nuffield Farming Scholarships invite enthusiastic individuals to explore topics of their choice in agriculture, land management, horticulture or the food chain. They provide individuals with the unique opportunity:

  • to achieve personal development through study and travel
  • to stand back from their day-to-day occupation and study a topic of real interest to them
  • to access the world's best in food and farming
  • to deliver benefits to UK farmers and growers, and to the industry as a whole
Funded by the agriculture and food industry, charities with agricultural objectives and past Scholars themselves, the NFST awards around 20 new Scholarships each year to enthusiastic people who are 45 years old and under, and who fulfil the criteria laid down by the Trust.

I wanted to study Social Media/Web 2.0 and how this can be applied to farming and rural business.
With grateful thanks to San at Wiggly Wigglers, Tim Kidson
and Chris Hillyard from NFU Mutual for helping me apply and giving me a reference, I am very pleased to say I have made it! Yippee! I am now a Nuffield Scholar and have been awarded The Beckett Scholarship for entrepeneurs and innovators. (I'm particularly pleased about this as Alan Beckett is himself a Nuffield Scholar who has gone on to sponsor an award) The next step is training at the end of February which will start an 18 month personal and professional journey which I will record here.

If you have an idea that will fit the criteria above why not apply for a scholarship yourself?