Student bursary sponsorship at Greenmount Campus

Date published: 24 September 2019

The 2019-20 Higher Education bursary programme was recently launched at Greenmount Campus.

£24,000 was on offer to students from 22 companies which reinforces the tremendous and sustained support industry has for the higher education programmes available in agriculture and horticulture.

Mr Martin McKendry, CAFRE Director, thanked sponsors for their willingness to support young people entering higher education at Greenmount Campus. He said: “While the money is important in assisting students fund their academic studies, many bursary providers also provide paid work placements and jobs on graduation which are additional benefits for the bursary recipients.” Mr McKendry concluded by encouraging all students to apply for the numerous bursaries on offer.

The 24 bursaries, worth at least £1,000 each, are on offer to full-time students who have commenced the BSc honours degree in Agricultural Technology, the Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology and the Foundation Degree in Horticulture courses in September 2019. Students apply on a competitive basis by submitting a report on a title provided by the awarding organisation.

This year’s bursaries have been generously provided by:


  • ABP Food Group
  • AI Services Ltd
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bulrush Horticulture Ltd
  • Calor NI Ltd
  • Cogent
  • Dale Farm
  • Danske Bank
  • Dunbia
  • Fane Valley
  • Genus ABS
  • Gibson Trust
  • Idverde
  • Irish Farmers’ Journal
  • John Thompson and Sons
  • Lakeland Dairies
  • Moy Park Ltd
  • National Beef Association
  • Tyrone Farming Society
  • Ulster Farmers’ Union
  • Ulster Grassland Society and Yara

More information

If you are interested in a land-based qualification which has industry support, focuses on up to date technology and business management, provides opportunities for ‘learning by doing’ and prepares you for a role in the agriculture or horticulture industry, then come along to our Open Day at Greenmount Campus on Wednesday 9 October from 3.00-8.00 pm.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Photo caption - CAFRE Director Martin McKendry launches the 2019-20 Bursary programme at Greenmount Campus with first year students: left to right: Foundation Degree in Horticulture student David Hamilton; Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Technology students Clara Boyle and Jonathan Agnew; Foundation Degree in Horticulture student Erin Devlin and BSc Honours Degree in Agricultural Technology students Harry Connon and Louise Williamson.
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