Mature students awarded a grant at a rural college in Scotland

More than 20 mature students have been awarded grants worth a total of £20,000 to study at a rural college in Scotland this year.

The 24 successful students were selected from 84 applications from ‘no-ones’ to ease the transition back into education for mature students aged 25 and over.

More than half of the successful applications are from students studying Wildlife and Conservation Management at HNC, HND, Degree and Postgraduate courses offered at campuses across the country.

Other silverware applications worth £1000 for full-time students or £500 for part-time were from those studying animal care, garden design, horticulture, professional golf, rural business management and veterinary nursing.

The majority of applicants are studying HNC or HND courses, and the bursary awards are equally distributed between SRUC campuses in Aberdeen, Barony in Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Elmwood in Fife, Oatridge in West Lothian and Queen’s Park in Glasgow, as well as distance learning. Students.

Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager Hannah DeMello: “We received an unprecedented 84 applications for this year’s exchange scholarship, with students ranging from kennels to conservation, textile design to garden design, childcare to animal care, and more. Many others.

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“I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the stories over the next few months and looking forward to next year’s campaign for Pay.”

HNC Wildlife and Conservation Management student Samantha Mein from Gifford was awarded the Silver Award last year.

She said: “Your approach has helped me throughout my studies. Since we do a lot of outdoor exercise, I bought some great new hiking boots and pants and took them on our field trip to Rum Island.

“Thank you very much for the extra help as I got things like new safety gloves and some stationery to help me along the way. “It took some pressure to decide what I needed to buy and what I could afford,” he said.

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