Marshal Papworth Fund scholars awarded prestigious bursaries at Harper Adams University
Two Marshal Papworth Fund Masters scholarship recipients have been awarded prestigious bursaries during their studies at Harper Adams University. Yetunde Durojaiye has received the £5,000 John Oldacre Foundation bursary, whilst Faith Mohammed has been awarded the £4,000 Bayer MSc scholarship.
Yetunde and Faith, both from Nigeria, are studying for an MSc in Agricultural Sciences and Production Systems, after securing a Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship for their year’s course. Beating off hot competition for the two academic prizes, both Faith and Yetunde demonstrated a commitment to their studies, which will go on to help communities in Nigeria and worldwide as they tackle the food security and climate crises.
Tom Arthey, chairman of the Marshal Papworth Fund, said: “We are delighted that two of our Masters scholars have been recognised in this way; we know that they both demonstrate huge capacity to achieve great things through their studies, and for this to be reinforced by the scholarship teams at Harper Adams University is very positive. Well done Yetunde and Faith!”
The Marshal Papworth Fund provides scholarships for students from developing countries, including year-long Masters MSc scholarships to leading UK agricultural universities and colleges, and a bespoke 10-week short course, developed with Harper Adams University. To date, 243 students have been educated at UK agricultural universities as part of the Marshal Papworth Fund scholarship schemes.