Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society launches scholarship for students 2022

Would you like additional financial support to help you with your college or career choice? The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Student Scholarship is now open for applications.

The £1,000 scholarship is open to all qualified students studying agriculture, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, food technology, forestry or other subjects clearly related to agriculture.

The scholarship is tax-free and will be awarded to the student who, in the opinion of a jury, has submitted the best essay on how the scholarship will help them complete their degree program.

The latest recipient of the award was Gracie Morris, 21, from St. Davids. A former student of Ysgol Croesgoch and Ysgol Dewi Sant, Gracie was in her fourth and final year at Harper Adams University studying BSc Agriculture with Crop Management at the time she won the award.

Grace said,

“It was an honor and a privilege to be awarded the Pembrokeshire County Show Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship enabled me to undertake research for my final year dissertation on biofumigation to control Rhizoctonia solani in potatoes.”

“The scholarship allowed me to have financial security during my last year of studies. Most of my free time was spent on research for my thesis, so having a part-time job alongside university was not possible for me.

Gracie recommends qualified students to apply for the award. She says,

“I urge all Pembrokeshire students studying subjects clearly aligned with agriculture to apply for this scholarship as it will not only help you with your studies but also provide you with great experiences such as completing an interview which is a key job skill. It will also help you in your future career within the agriculture industry.

Eligible students must not have won the scholarship on a previous occasion, the applicant must be studying or have been accepted to study agriculture or related subjects at a UK college or university at A level or above and Applicants’ family home must be in Pembrokeshire.

Rob James, Chairman of the Society’s Scholarship Committee, said:

“An independent jury, chaired by a representative of the society, will draw up a short list of candidates who will be interviewed and the winning candidate will be invited to make a short presentation at an upcoming meeting of the society’s show board.

“The level of applications has always been exceptional, which is heartening that there are many very talented young people in our community. We look forward to receiving applications for this year’s scholarship and hearing from the younger generation.

To participate, students must submit a 1,000-word essay titled “How the Scholarship Will Help My Career Progress”.

Further details and the entry form are available on the website: www.pembsshow.org or by calling the show office: 01437 764331. The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 1 July 2022.

Amalia H. Mercado