Clyde Higgs Scholarships 2019

Academic year 2019
Amount £7,545
Reading, England


The Clyde Higgs Scholarships 2019 are to support and encourage new and dynamic young people as they enter or progress in the agricultural industry. During his lifetime, Clyde Higgs ran a thriving two thousand acre dairy farm in Warwickshire and a four thousand acre farm in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in addition to holding a number of prominent positions including: Agricultural correspondent for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) and Council Member of the Royal Agricultural Society. Clyde was seen as a highly innovative and enterprising farmer. The Scholarship is generously provided by the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust.

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is pleased to announce the availability of up to three Scholarships for UK applicants for the following degree courses:

  • MSc Agricultural Economics*
  • MSc Agriculture and Development*

Each Scholarship will be worth £7,545 towards payment of the UK tuition fees. The nature of the charitable funding restricts this to UK applicants only.

*These courses are delivered by the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics located within the School.

Conditions of Application and Award

Terms and Conditions

  1. To be considered, applicants must have an unconditional offer on one of the programmes listed above.
  1. Awards are intended to acknowledge and support applicants with a very strong academic record.
  1. A maximum of one Scholarship will be awarded per applicant.
  1. An award will only apply for the 2019-20 academic year and cannot be deferred.
  1. Successful candidates only will be contacted on an individual basis via email.
  1. The School reserves the right to offer no awards if there are no suitable applicants.
  1. Applications for a Scholarship must be received by Monday 1st July 2019.
  1. No further funds will be awarded. Any other additional costs will be covered by the awardee (you). The University accepts no responsibility for any such costs incurred in relation to the Scholarship.
  1. In taking up the Scholarship you agree to participate in relevant School marketing activities and may be required to provide a report to the Charitable Trust.
  1. A selection committee will consider applications shortly after the deadline of 1st July 2019 and successful applicants only will be notified by 26th July 2019. The decision of the Selection Committee is final and not subject to appeal.

Criteria for Award

The panel will base its decision on a range of factors including academic excellence and the degree to which the applicant has demonstrated their suitability for an award. Scholarship offers are made as fee reductions. Students may not accept more than one bursary or Scholarship offered by the School of Agriculture or the Graduate Institute.

If you are a University of Reading Undergraduate, or alumnus who graduated in the last three years, you are not only eligible for an alumni discount but could also be awarded a Scholarship on top.


Application will close on 01 July 2019


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