Student travel scholarship bids

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A travel scholarship worth thousands of pounds is on offer to young people involved in agriculture and horticulture.

The fund, set up by the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture and Horticultural Society Trustees in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics, encourages young farmers and horticulturalists to study or explore business ideas abroad.

A special launch event was held at Myerscough College last week.

The Bilsborrow-based college’s head of agriculture and countryside, Craig Thompson, said: “The society issue scholarships every year so that young people can travel abroad in order to enhance their career prospects or contribute to the development of the sector that they wish to work in.”

One of the criteria is that applicants must either live or be studying within Lancashire. Scholarships will be given to those within the land based sector and will be awarded following an interview process.

Myerscough student, Coralie Martlew, 24, from Garstang, received funding last year towards a research trip to Canada last summer,

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