Out of 31 recipients this year, eight Horticultural and Design students’ from Writtle College were selected for bursaries of £250 each from The David Colegrave Foundation, a charitable trust set up to support students in Horticultural education.
The eight students who received bursaries at Writtle College are: Tegan Rochfort, Charlotte Rodick, Ginta Smilginite, Megan Garwood, William Gatenby, Anna Lukaszewska, Collen Mutema and Joseph Iacobucci. The eight are studying on courses ranging from Further and Higher Education to Postgraduate level courses within the Writtle College portfolio.
Annually The David Colegrave Foundation bursaries are awarded to students studying at one of the premier horticultural Colleges. Writtle College is included in the list of eight premier Colleges, which means that all interested students can make their applications via Writtle. This year a generous total of £7,000 was donated by the Colegrave Foundation, with 31 students across the UK taking receipt of this generosity.
The Foundation's objectives are the "promotion of education and research into ornamental horticulture". Thus far, the Foundation has provided scholarship funds for many students at several horticultural colleges across the UK and Northern Ireland, as well as through the support and sponsorship of several named and sponsored scholarships. To date, over £75,000 has been provided to support students.