Young scientists at EMR funded by the Fruiterers’ Company – Robert Saville, Nikki Harrison and Richard Harrison

The Awards Council: Education

In the Company’s support of Education the Awards Council currently offers financial support to:

Fruit Industry employees who are participating in the Fruit Supervisory and Management Course at Hadlow College.

Fruit growers who wish to attend a recognised Cider Making course.

The Company awards prizes annually to outstanding undergraduate and Master’s students who have evidenced an interest in fruit (as defined botanically) and expressed a wish to develop a career in the fresh produce industry. Prizes are awarded through a competitive process. Students submit a personal statement and details of any relevant work, experience and /or interests in fruit and fruit products. Applications must be supported by a reference from the student’s course tutor. Applications are assessed by a group of experts including those from academia, applied research and the fruit and related industries.

The land-based colleges and universities participating in the scheme include Hadlow, Writtle and Kew and the universities – Harper Adams, Cranfield, Nottingham, Royal Agricultural, Reading, Warwick and Greenwich.