Applications open for bursary applications

Black Isle Farmers’ Society are pleased to announce the opening of their Bursary Scheme for 2022. 

Applications for a bursary award are geared at young people to study and gain qualifications in a farming or agriculturally related subject are open.  Courses can be either educational or vocational. 

But young people are being urged to get in quick as there is just six weeks to apply.

The Black Isle Farmers’ Society Bursary is open to young people between the ages of 16-26 and applications are invited from those who live, study or work in the Highlands and Islands or have strong connections to the area.

Freida Mckenzie, President for the Society said: “We are pleased to be running the bursary scheme this year, despite us not having held a Black Isle Show for the past two years.  In 2021 we made twelve awards and we are looking forward to seeing what applications come in this year.  Examples of the types of areas that the bursary was awarded for last included, land management studies, veterinary medicine courses, HGV licences, and sheep shearing courses to name but a few. Full details of how to apply and the conditions can be found on the Black Isle Show website, however we want to ensure that people know that they only have until April 15th to apply.”

We encourage young people to apply to this bursary for any project they believe is relevant. We do not offer a standard funding limit amount as we review each application on a case by case basis.

Part of the application criteria is that we ask you to assist with a Black Isle Farmers’ event such as the ploughing match or Black Isle Show. If you are unable to attend the Black Isle Show we would ask that you volunteer at your local show instead.

How the bursary has helped previous recipients…


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