Thursday, 13 December 2012

Hertfordshire Agricultural Student Selected for Special Bursary Award

Georgia Mitrousia, a postgraduate agricultural student, is one of only five students to have been chosen to receive the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust’s ‘Centenary Award’ this year, with applications for the award received from across the UK.

Winners of the award are not only excellent academic performers, they also need to show commitment to the future of agriculture.  Georgia’s PhD research into the prevention of disease in oilseed rape will help to ensure higher quality growth of crops in the future – helping to secure our future food security.

The award scheme was launched by the UK’s leading rural insurer NFU Mutual to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2010 and gives annual bursaries to selected post graduate students in agriculture. Their objective is to select potential rural leaders of the future, so that the bursary payments will not only help the individual students, but also benefit the agricultural industry at large.

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