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Scholarship: Myerscough College equine students are among those who will benefit from the scheme

Scholarship: Myerscough College equine students are among those who will benefit from the scheme

A travel scholarship worth thousands of pounds is up for grabs to young people involved in agriculture and horticulture.

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.

A special launch event is being held at Myerscough College tomorrow, when people aged 18 or over can find out more about the scholarship.

The Bilsborrow-based college’s head of agriculture and countryside, Craig Thompson, said: “The Society issue scholarships every year so that young people can travel abroad in order to enhance their career prospects or contribute to the development of the sector that they wish to work in.”

He said that potential applicants needed to attend the launch evening where they will be given details of the application process.

One of the criteria is that applicants must either live or be studying within Lancashire.

Scholarships will be given to those within the land based sector and will be awarded following an interview process.

Myerscough student, Coralie Martlew, 24, from Garstang, received funding last year towards a research trip to Canada last summer,

She said: “I chose to visit a place I previously lived, worked and studied in for several year.

“While I was there I met representatives from several industry organisations in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta to gain a better understanding of the Canadian equine industry.”

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