Scholarship season open for horticulture students

Company: The David Colegrave Foundation

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) scholarship season is open for student horticulturists.  

This year sees the launch of a new £1,000 scholarship, providing another fantastic opportunity for students who work, or were born in, the North West of England to study horticulture. 

Eight scholarships are available from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Students can receive up to £5,000 to put towards their studies.

DCF has awarded almost £100,000 over the past ten years towards study tours, work placements, college tuition, accommodation fees, books, equipment, and extra training courses.

Last season, Francesca Ablett, said: “I am so excited to have won the Horticultural Research Scholarship offered by the David Colegrave Foundation. The experience I will gain through the scholarship is going to be a massive help to my career development in the ornamental horticultural industry. I hope to use the funds to gain laboratory experience in molecular plant breeding at the University of Leeds.”

This season’s scholarships support interest in marketing, production, commercial, research or sustainability within ornamental horticulture:

NEW – Brian Crosby Scholarship awards £1,000 to horticulture students from the North West or for those that are studying horticulture in this area.

The Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship awards up to £1,500 to fund travel to the UK and Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing.

The British Protected Ornamentals Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary awards £1,000 to support the study of commercial horticulture.

The Horticultural Research Scholarship awards £2,500 to support applied research within the horticulture industry. The award is open to students with proven merit who are keen to pursue a research career in the horticultural industry.

The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship awards £1,500 to support environmental solutions and sustainable applications as applied to commercial horticulture.

The Student Scholarship awards £1,000 to each of up to five students to support their studies in horticulture. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in commercial and production ornamental horticulture, especially with an emphasis on the bedding, container, pot plant and cut flower sectors.

The Majestic Trees Sponsored Travel Scholarship is offering up to £3,000 to fund a placement abroad at a tree nursery. This also includes the opportunity for a work placement at Majestic Trees. 

The John Gibson Environmental Scholarship will award £1,500 to a student with a keen interest in environmental solutions and sustainable applications as applied to commercial horticulture.  

Scholarship Season runs from now until 31 January 2022, and to enter applicants simply need to complete an application form which they can do online. 

Applicants can now find more information and apply online at 



For more information on The David Colegrave Foundation please contact Tess Skidmore at or email 

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