NuffieldFarming Scholarships are encouraging prospective Scholars to apply for the lifechanging opportunity as the 31st July deadline for applications approaches.
MikeVacher, Nuffield Director explains, We welcome applications from individualsconnected with agricultural, horticultural and land-based sectors, and arelooking for forward thinking and innovative candidates, especially those whoare committed to driving change in their industries.
Nuffield Scholarshipsare awarded annually and offer an opportunity for individuals to learn andexplore topics of interest in the UK and abroad. The Scholarship lasts a totalof 18 months and within that time period we expect Scholars to travelinternationally for at least eight weeks, says Mike, he goes onto explain why.It provides the opportunity for Scholars to stand back from their day-to-dayoccupation and typically provokes an assessment of a business or role within anorganisation.
TheScholarships offered by Nuffield are widely recognised across agricultural andassociated sectors and many describe their award as being a turning point intheir life, from which they have introduced major changes into their businessor role. However, the learning doesnt stop there. Nuffield is a life journey,adds Mike. It opens doors that would not otherwise have been accessible andafter the 18 month study period many continue to carry on the journey byattending regional and sector specific group meetings, where knowledge,experiences and information is shared freely between likeminded Scholars.
Applicationsare invited from individuals who are under 45 years old, are three years ormore post tertiary education, have been engaged in farming, rural land-basedindustries, food industries or agriculturally associated industries for atleast two years, and intend to remain in these industries. The applicationprocess is straightforward and requires one online form to be submitted(available from www.nuffieldscholar.org).Prospective Scholars do not need academic qualifications. The deadline to applyis 31 July 2013.
Mikeconcludes by adding Nuffield Scholarships are a fantastic, once in a life timeopportunity and are recommend to anyone with a passion and desire to learn moreabout a topic of interest.