BDCI to offer £5,000 bursary through Harper Adams University

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is to offer a £5,000 bursary through Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

The BDCI Bursary is open to all first- or second-year BSc or FdSc students whose course of study has a direct relevance for a future career in the meat and livestock industry.

At postgraduate level, the BDCI Bursaries will be awarded to students entering Harper Adams University to study for PgC, PgD or MSc courses which have direct relevance to the meat and livestock industry.

Preference will be given to those candidates who have family or employment links with the meat and livestock industry or who have an intention of seeking employment in the industry.

The successful scholarship recipients will receive a bursary of up to £5,000 per academic year of full-time study at Harper Adams University.

Ted Hoefling, BDCI treasurer, said: “These awards are a new initiative from BDCI. We hope they will help students who can make a difference in the industry. We are delighted to be working with Harper Adams this year.”

Closing date for applications is noon on 15 June 2015, with the successful applicants decided on in July.

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