Agri-students in the south west can now apply for a bursary to help their studies.

Students studying level 1-3 agriculture-based courses at colleges in the south west are invited to apply for a £500 bursary to use for course-related costs.

Entries for the Cornish Mutual Young Farmer Bursaries are open to students enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year at Bicton College, Bridgwater and Taunton College (Cannington Campus), Duchy College and Kingston Maurward College.

A total of four £500 bursaries are available, with one bursary awarded per college.

“We’re delighted to be offering our Young Farmer Bursaries again,” says Peter Beaumont, Cornish Mutual managing director.

“Supporting the next generation of farmers is a central part of our Future Farming Programme, with these bursaries providing resources to enhance students’ learning.”

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Jorja Snook-Bevis, studying for a Level 3 diploma in agriculture at Duchy College, was one of last year’s bursary recipients.

The bursary is helping support Jorja to buy materials required for her course.

“I have grown up in the farming community, but going to Duchy College means I can improve my knowledge in all aspects of the industry,” said Jorja.

“This funding will help me buy college books and PPE for college to avoid cross contamination with the protective equipment used at home.”

To apply, students should submit either a 500-word essay, 20-image photo essay, or 2-minute video or podcast answering the question ‘Why I want to be part of British agriculture’.

Entries should be sent by email to by October 14, 2022.

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