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FUW seeks entries for its further education student bursary

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is today reminding further education students of the entry deadline for its student bursary worth a total of £1,500.

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The union is once again offering a bursary aimed specifically at further education students with an award of £1,000 to the winner and £500 to the runner-up.

The bursary follows last year’s format with applications being requested before the April 7 closing date. The bursary is specifically aimed at assisting college students studying an agriculture or land-based subject.

FUW agricultural education and training committee chairman Alun Edwards, who is keen to attract more applications from further education students, said: “Applications for the further education bursary are now open and it is centred on the practical nature of the courses being studied.

“By making these changes last year we hope to attract a greater number of applications and we look forward to receiving this year’s entries.”

It is a condition of the award that short-listed candidates attend an interview to discuss their submission during the period leading up to the 2014 Royal Welsh Spring Festival on Saturday May 17 when the successful candidates will be announced and presentation of the bursary cheques made.

To apply for the bursary, applicants must complete the application form and either write an essay of a maximum of 1,500 words on one of the following subjects:

  • How I will utilise the skills I’ve learnt at College in my future career.
  • What is your favourite course at College and why?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Or, applicants can use one of the following options to showcase a project they have been working on, either as part of their course, in the workplace, or at home.

  • Written diary report
  • Photo documentary
  • Video diary

Applications can be submitted via email to (file size must not exceed 10MB). Attached files up to a maximum of 25MB can be submitted to either or . Students may also submit electronic copies on disk format. All projects need to be submitted in Microsoft accessible format.

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