SGT Grants & Bursaries 2018
Since the start of the Bursary scheme in 2005, there have been 10 full Bursaries and 14 Interim Bursaries paid out. The Interim Bursaries are so named because the students have not claimed the remainder of their Bursary. The students have attended a variety of colleges, namely Writtle College, The College of West Anglia, Easton & Otley College, Great Yarmouth College, Lowestoft College, the Thornham Walled Garden based course, Suffolk New College and the Horticultural Correspondence College.
Since the Bursary scheme started, the students have studied for a wide ranging variety of horticultural courses, namely: City & Guilds, NOCN in Progressive Horticulture, Master of Horticulture, MA, RHS General & Advanced Certificates, Land-based studies, BSc degrees and Garden design and landscaping courses.
Some recipients have made a career in Horticulture and some mature students have taken up Horticulture later in life. In 2016 one student is running Breeding Trials at a leading seed firm.
Henceforth the total available for a bursary will be increased to £300, to be delivered in two portions. A travel bursary will be instituted in due course and information will become available about this.
The interest in the Bursaries has decreased as the various colleges are not teaching the variety of horticultural courses that were on offer a few years ago but if you feel you could benefit from a Bursary , an application form can be downloaded from this website.