Thousands available for travel scholarship

Callum Catterall
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Thousands of pounds is being made available for people wanting to study agriculture and horticulture.

Myerscough College is awarding grants again to cover travel costs for those wanting to go abroad for further study in the subjects.

The fund, set up by the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture and Horticultural Society Trustees in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics Ltd, encourages young farmers and horticulturalists to study or explore business ideas abroad.

Now in its seventh year, the fund has so far given out more than £30,000 for people to travel to France, USA, South America, Australia and New Zealand, looking at a range of issues, from walling techniques to beef rearing.

Blackpool student Callum Catterall was awarded cash to go to Brazil to find out about South American flood control systems.

Entries for the 2015 scholarship close February 13, 2015, enabling travel next summer.

Anyone interested in applying should attend a launch event on January 28, from 7pm, at Myerscough College.

For more details, call Philip Halhead on 07949 733747.