THE DUNSTER SHOW – GEOFFREY SELLICK MEMORIAL & VICTORIA LEGION BURSARY
The Dunster Show Society has been providing support through a bursary of not exceeding £1,200, for students living in West Somerset towards the cost of undertaking a programme of education within agriculture or the land based sector.
This year the students who were successful and their current progress:
William Debenham, William Westcott and Marley Scriven are currently in their first year at Brymore School.
Henry Scott is studying at Brymore School where has been made Head Boy for this academic year and is doing well with this responsibility. He has also been successful showing sheep for the school and last summer won the Champion Young Sheep Handler at the Bath and West Show.
Callum Harris is in his first year at Sparshot College where he is studying for a Game and Wildlife Diploma.
Alexandra Growden is studying Agriculture at Hartpury College and this year was awarded the Tom Pugh Cup and prize for being the top Rural Land Management student at the College. She has also been selected as the winner of the Agriculture Student of the year by the NFU Student Farmer.
Chloe Fewings is undertaking a research study concerning the Dairy industry as a part of her study for the Royal Agricultural University College.
Nicole Hadley is currently studying at the University of Bristol in Veterinary Sciences and is now completing her final year and will qualify this summer.
Stephen Sizer has followed on from his studies at Brymore School and is now at Cannington College where he is in his first year studying for an extended Diploma in Agriculture.
Robyn Westcott is undertaking her first year of studies at the Royal Agricultural University College where she is studying Rural Land Management.
Conditions of Bursary
Applications are invited from students for a bursary, not exceeding £1,000 towards the cost of fees incurred when undertaking a programme of education which will be subject to the following conditions:
1. Eligibility Applicants must normally be resident within the District of West Somerset. They may be male or female, and of any age. They must be attending or be accepted at a place of learning where Agriculture or its related subjects form the major part of the course or study. Applicants will be assessed on merit and not by means test.
2. Applications The bursary will be awarded on an annual basis however, in appropriate cases the bursary may cover a course of education of up to three years duration, subject to satisfactory progress being made by the applicant, and further interviews by the Dunster Show panel.
3. Assessment This will be carried out by a panel from the Dunster Show Committee, whose decision shall be final. Candidates will be required to attend an interview and may be accompanied by parents, parent or guardian should they so wish. They will be encouraged to make a simple presentation in support of their application to the panel of approximately 5 – 10 minutes maximum. This should include: • Detail of themselves to include details of school and achievements if applicable, any interests, hobbies, any qualifications or awards, and what they would like to do in the future • Details of the course that has been applied for and why it was chosen • How the course will help them in the future. References from existing, or former places of education if applicable, must be produced in support of the application, and prior to the interview.
4. Payment of the Bursary This will be made to the successful applicant at the Show.
5. Reports Successful applicants will be required to provide an annual report on their progress in writing, to the Panel and shall give the Panel permission to have access to the Tutors reports and assessment. Dunster Show Society unreservedly has the right to withdraw any such award should it deem fit.
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