Harper Adams University

This year at Harper Adams £418,000 has been handed out in scholarships to students at the university.

Paul Lewis with Kym Smith

Some of these scholar’s have amazing stories to tell, so we’re currently producing a series of articles to highlight them. The ones that have been released in the first month of this project are below with brief summaries. If you require high res versions of the photos on the web pages, please do let me know.

Kym Smith started to study BSc (Hons) Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at Harper Adams University as a mature student, after deciding she wanted a career change. However, it was while on her placement year that she realised where her true passion lies; in agronomy: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203219/mature-food-scholar-discoveries-passion-for-agronomy-on-placement

Despite only being in the second year of his agricultural engineering degree at Harper Adams University, David Kelso has already designed and built what he describes a ‘6.5m trailed aeration machine’: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203215/student-to-use-scholarships-to-advance-his-personal-engineering-project


The CLA Charitable Trust has launched a second scholarship at Harper Adams University – adding to their well-established annual undergraduate scholarship they have been awarding for several years: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203199/cla-charitable-trust-doubles-scholarship-award

Aimee Ash doesn’t come from an agricultural background, but yet her passion to enter the industry led to her turning down an offer to study nursing and instead she travelled halfway across the world to start working in the dairy industry: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203200/aimee-finds-love-for-dairy-in-nz

Harper Adams University BSc (Hons) Product Support Engineering student Will Flittner has recently been awarded a Douglas Bomford Trust Scholarship. With some of the funding, he plans to renovate his classic tractor which was left to him by his grandfather: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203204/scholarship-to-help-student-repair-late-grandfathers-classic-tractor

The first Paul Wilson scholarship has been awarded to Harper Adams University BSc (Hons) Countryside and Environmental Management student Ellen Humphrey: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203210/first-paul-wilson-scholarship-awarded-to-ellen

Despite not coming from a family farm, Dan Jones has worked hard to gain experience in the agricultural sector; from running his own egg and turkey business through his teenage years, taking a gap year to work on various farms in the UK, to working in Kansas on a 15,000-acre beef and arable farm: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/203214/dans-journey-to-accomplish-dream-of-working-in-agriculture