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.

Last year the students who were successful and their current progress:

·         Ryan Ayres, West Quantoxhead                   Brymore School

·         Ashley Dascombe, Porlock                            Brymore School

·         Walter Davis, Minehead                                Brymore School

·         Jade Ely, Minehead                                       Cannington College

·         Chloe Fewings, Dunster                                Royal Agricultural University

·         Imogen Greenway, Bishops Lydeard            Harper Adams University

·         Charlie Liddle, West Quantoxhead               Brymore School

·         Louie Liddle, West Quantoxhead                 Brymore School

·         Josh Norman, Minehead                                Brymore School

·         Ben Rexworthy, Stogumber                          Brymore School

·         Zak Rexworthy, Stogumber                           Brymore School

·         Aron Scott, Brompton Ralph                         Brymore School

·         Jake Thomas, Minehead                                Brymore School

·         William Westcott, Morebath                         Brymore School




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 . 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.


You can view or download the form using the button below or contact Mrs Vicky Browne

 Rosedale, Lower Washford, Near Watchet, Somerset. TA23 0NZ

Email: vpbrowne@btconnect.com

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