Suffolk Rising Star Scholarship Award
Suffolk is searching for the county’s future farming movers and shakers. And there are prizes worth £800 for the winner.
Suffolk’s Rising Star Scholarship Award is being organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and supported by Fram Farmers Ltd. The Scholarship Award is open to young persons aged from 19 to 30 years old who are working in agriculture or the allied industries.
The Award is about recognising those who are still in the early stages of their chosen career but are already starting to stand out. They will live and work in Suffolk, be actively involved in the sector, be endorsed by their employer and able to demonstrate projects and initiatives they are involved in at their work place.
These proactive people could already be introducing new ideas to the businesses in which they work. This might be through the introduction of new technology, different working practices or just the ability to look afresh at ways to tackle an everyday issue.
They will have a passion for promoting a proper understanding about food and farming to the next generation, perhaps they get involved in the School Farm and Country Fair, the Food and Farming Student Day or an educational event at the local show or school or maybe they are particularly skilled at mentoring and training staff in their business.
There is a fantastic £800 package of prizes for the winner:
- A place at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC). Endorsed by the OFC as ‘The Suffolk Scholarship Award’ the free place at this key event in the farming calendar along with money for accommodation is worth £500.
- A year’s membership of the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) which includes 2 adult and 1 car pass tickets to the Suffolk Show with use of the Members Area.
- A year’s subscription to the under 30’s Farmers’ Club. Farming’s home from home in London with completive accommodation and events which give opportunities to meet like-minded people from across the Country and wider, worth £160.
Applications open: February 2022
Application submitted by: March 2022
Interviews taking place April 2022