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Applications open for 2011 Nuffield Scholarship

March 12, 2010  By Fruit & Vegetable


March 5, 2010,
Innisfail, AB – The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting
applications for their 2011 program.

March 5, 2010,
Innisfail, AB – The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting
applications for their 2011 program.

Nuffield Farming
Scholarships
are awarded to enthusiastic individuals, between the ages of 25
and 45, who wish to explore topics of their choice in agriculture, land
management, horticulture or the food chain.

Three scholarships of
$15,000 each are available for 2011.

The scholarships are
awarded to men and women who are judged to have the greatest potential to
create value for themselves, their industries and their communities. The
scholarships are awarded on the strength of the applicants’ vision, enthusiasm
and determination to pursue their farming goals.

A key part of the scholarship
is the opportunity for winners to study a topic of interest to themselves
through out their travels. Scholars must complete their project within two
years of the award and are required to travel and study for a minimum of two
months in total. On return from their study tour, Scholars are expected to
produce a written report and present their findings at the annual general
meeting as well as to others in their industries.

Canadian Nuffield
Scholars
are also required to participate in the Contemporary Scholars
Conference (CSC)
where they will meet with scholars from other countries
including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and France to
exchange ideas and experiences, and join a network of people who are at the
cutting edge of primary industry. The 2011 conference will be held in Auckland,
New Zealand.

Applications must be
received by April 30, 2010. Application forms are available from the Nuffield
website www.nuffield.ca.


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