AN Abbots Bromley student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship.
Harper Adams University student Katie Wilson, who is studying a BSc (Hons) agriculture and mechanisation, has been awarded The Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society Scholarship.
The society plays a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy within the region.
Its work includes support for business and social welfare in rural communities, education and regional shows and events.
The 22-year-old, who receives £1,000, said: “As a recipient of the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society Scholarship I feel very honoured, as not only am I a member of the society, but I am also a member of Staffordshire Young Farmers and an achievement such as this helps to strengthen the links between the two societies.
“My scholarship has enabled me to give my final year studies my full attention without having any financial concerns, so that I can fully optimise my potential.”
Miss Wilson received the scholarship at the annual Harper Adams University Development Trust Scholarship presentation.
Anthony Burgess, Development Trust chairman, said: “This is the seventh year of awards. In 2006/07 we made 21 awards of £17,000. This year we made 99 awards of £225,000.
“I thank our sponsors, our professional team and the academics who give their time voluntarily.
“Finally, we come to our students. Well done and congratulations.”