2014-03-19  

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New Raft of Scholarships Announced by Newton Rigg College

An extensive range of residential scholarships has been announced by leading land based college, Newton Rigg. Up to 25 awards are available and are open for application to young people from across the North of England for the academic year 2014/15.

Wes Johnson, Principal said: “These merit based awards are aimed at helping young people attend our courses, whether they live within 5 miles, 50 miles or 500 miles away from our campus.

Wes Johnson, Principal, Newton Rigg College

Wes Johnson, Principal, Newton Rigg College

They are available at three levels, ranging from a Gold Award valued at £6,400, Silver (up to £5,400) and Bronze up to £4000. All the scholarships cover the cost of residential accommodation, enabling students to not only to achieve their academic aspirations, but enjoy the social side of campus life too.”

Newton Rigg College is also introducing a “weekly boarding” arrangement whereby buses from the Durham and Newcastle areas will provide free transport to the college on a Monday morning, and back again on Friday evening. This will be available from September and follows the “outstanding” classification by OFSTED for the college's student care standards.

Mr Johnson added: “Young people are finding it harder and harder to fund their education and yet the future of the farming industry depends on well qualified, work ready individuals. Hopefully these scholarships will help address that, and I would urge all those interested in a career in the farming, horticulture, game keeping and forestry sectors to apply.”

Newton Rigg

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