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Harper Adams University students from province pick up scholarships

Jocelyn Orr, right, with a fellow scholar and trust member Basil Bayne

Jocelyn Orr, right, with a fellow scholar and trust member Basil Bayne

EIGHTEEN Harper Adams University students from Northern Ireland have been awarded scholarships.

The recipients received their awards during the university’s annual Development Trust Scholarship Presentation, which was held on Wednesday in the Queen Mother Hall on campus.

During the day, a total of 99 awards were presented to students totalling £225,000. Basil Bayne, Harper Adams in Ireland Secretary and a member of the Development Trust, handed out some of the scholarships to the students.

“It gives me great pleasure to be presenting these awards to those of you from Ireland,” he said.

Matthew Morrow, of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, was a recipient of a British Poultry Council Scholarship from Bernard Matthews. He has been awarded two payments of £3,500 over two academic years.

The FdSc Agriculture student was also awarded a Harper Adams in Ireland/Development Trust Scholarship Exclusive to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. The successful recipient receives up to £1,000 over the course of their studies at Harper Adams University.

The 18-year-old said: “I am delighted to gain a scholarship with Bernard Matthews this has allowed me the opportunity to gain experience in a modern and progressive company in an industry that is constantly developing.

“The scholarship funds have reduced financial stress and will allow me to concentrate more on my course and develop the skills for a successful career in the poultry industry.”

Jocelyn Orr, from Saintfield, County Down, is studying BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture and was awarded a Harper Adams in Ireland Industry Scholarship from Alltech Ireland.

The 21-year-old said: “Receiving the Alltech scholarship was a great achievement and one I am very proud of. This scholarship has been a great financial benefit to me during my studies at Harper Adams University and will contribute to my future studies and work experience I intend to complete abroad.

“The scholarship also provided me with a placement year working for Alltech in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland. Placement with the company was highly enjoyable and provided me a great insight into the company, its global presence and the animal nutrition industry.”

Scholarships were presented as follows:

British Poultry Council: Bernard Matthews Foods - Matthew Morrow/ FdSc Agriculture

The Jerman Scholarship - Pamela Cousins/BSc/BSc Honours Bioveterinary Science

The Rabobank Agri-food Scholarship in association with Yeo Valley and the Royal Agricultural Society of England - Jacob Irwin/ BSc/BSc Honours Agri-Business

The Studley College Trust Scholarship - Lee Higgins/FdSc Agriculture

The Development Trust Entrance Scholarships for Students from Northern Ireland & The Republic of Ireland:

Connor Donaldson/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Farm Business Management

Lauren Johnston/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Animal Science

Stephen Shaw/MEng Agricultural Engineering

Harper Adams in Ireland/Development Trust Scholarships Exclusive to Northern Ireland & The Republic of Ireland – 20012/13 Scholars:

Matthew Morrow/FdSc Agriculture

Lee Higgins/FdSc Agriculture

Connor Donaldson/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Farm Business Management

Lauren Johnston/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Animal Science

Brandon Aiken/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Farm Business Management

Catherine Gawn/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Animal Science

Alltech Ireland: Peter Speir/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture; Jocelyn Orr/ BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture

Devenish Nutrition - Niamh Molloy/BSc/BSc Honours Animal Science

Dunbia - Kathryn Mills/BSc/BSc Honours Food Nutrition and Well-being

Elanco - Daisy Mulcahy/BSc/BSc Honours Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management

HA in Ireland Scholarship - Matthew Hutchinson/BSc/BSc Honours Agricultural Engineering

Keenan - Niall Morrow/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Mechanisation

Poultry Industry Education Trust - Stephen McKean/BSc/BSc Honours Agricultural Engineering

The Portora Royal School Scholarship - Brandon Aiken/BSc/BSc Honours Agriculture with Farm Business Management; Rory Elton/BSc/BSc Honours Rural Enterprise and Land Management

 
 
 

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