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Five new Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarships available

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On account of the liberality of the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust, the Royal Agricultural University is enchanted to have the capacity to offer five new Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarships for the scholastic year 2014-2015.

The grants are accessible for postgraduate understudies acknowledged to study on a Masters degree in the School of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE). Worth £5,000 every, the grants will take the manifestation of educational cost charge waivers and are gone for candidates to the accompanying courses:

· Msc International Rural Development

· Msc Food Safety and Quality Management

· Msc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

· Graduate Diploma in Agriculture

The Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarships have been supported by the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust, which was set up by the late Miss Creak to backing the business, to support youngsters into cultivating and to help imaginative ventures to help agriculturists react to an undeniably nature’s domain.

Trustee Paul May remarks for the benefit of the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust:

“All through his cultivating life, Clyde Higgs grasped advancement. He didn’t modest far from new plans, he grasped them and looked to pass them on through his work and his composition. Elizabeth Creak imparted that approach when she assumed control over his venture – and happened to be an energetic promoter for the business in Warwickshire and a long ways past.

“With the Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarships at the RAU, the Elizabeth Creak Trustees are searching for more than simply a name check, we need to secure a certified legacy. We plan to guarantee that future eras can get to further study and be a piece of new considering. We want to touch adolescent lives, dispatch energizing vocations – and help the future pioneers in UK cultivating.”

Elizabeth Creak was conceived in 1926 and in worked for Allen Lane at Penguin Books, both in the UK and America, serving to build another wander that would turn into a family name. She then came back to the UK to work with her uncle Clyde Higgs on his flourishing 2,000 section of land dairy cultivate in Warwickshire. Clyde Higgs, for whom the grants are named, was a very creative and venturesome rancher. He obviously perceived the same energy in Elizabeth whom he coached to turn into his successor. She inherited the ranch in 1963 and ran it effectively for a long time. Elizabeth Creak was likewise the first female executive of the Warwickshire extension of the NFU and turned into the first lady to hold the workplace of High Sheriff of Warwickshire.

Prospective postgraduate understudies are welcome to apply online at www.rau.ac.uk/study/expenses how-to-apply/financing open doors/grants/clyde-higgs-postgraduate-grants. The Scholarships will be honored on legitimacy and the five effective candidates will be welcome to go to a lunch/supper with the Trustees of the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust.

The Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarships are accessible close by the University’s current arrangement of expense waivers, honors, grants and bursaries. New for 2014, the University is putting forth a Msc bursary of up to £2,500, accessible to new Masters understudies, from the UK and EU, who select onto one of the following:

· MSc International Rural Development

· MSc Food Safety and Quality Management

· MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

· MSc Applied Equine Science

Alumni returning to the RAU for further study can take advantage of a 20% reduction in tuition fees, applied after any scholarships or bursaries have been applied.

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