Marshal Papworth scholar wins University of Reading graduation prize

Marshal Papworth scholar wins University of Reading graduation prize

Jackson Onyinge, alumnus of the Marshal Papworth Fund, has recently been awarded a special graduation prize by the University of Reading. Jackson, who has since returned to Uganda, studied for an MSc Agriculture and Development Masters degree in the 2022-23 university year with a scholarship from agricultural development charity, the Marshal Papworth Fund, which is managed by the East of England Agricultural Society. 

The prize Jackson won was for overall contribution to the student experience in the agriculture postgraduate degrees for his year. He was selected because he was shown to have demonstrated an extra commitment to the student community by supporting other students and the overall experience within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development during his studies.  

Dr Sarah Cardey, Associate Professor and Programme Director at the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, at the University of Reading, said: “We are really pleased to have awarded Jackson Onyinge with the graduation prize for his contribution to the student community during his postgraduate studies. Jackson was recognized by staff and students in the School for providing support, encouraging community and being a really strong contributor to our student community”. 

Sandra Lauridsen, Marshal Papworth Fund coordinator, said: “We are really proud of Jackson for receiving this award; we try to select students to receive our scholarships that are not only very academically strong, but who will have the biggest effect on their home community by sharing the skills and knowledge that they gain on their agricultural or horticultural courses in the UK. By winning this graduation prize, Jackson has given us an indication of the positive impact that he is bound to have on his return to Uganda. Well done, Jackson!” 

The Marshal Papworth Fund, an agricultural development charity that provides life changing scholarships for students from developing counties at leading UK agricultural and horticultural universities and colleges, celebrated the arrival of its 250th student in 2023 – a landmark milestone for a charity that initially aspired to provide scholarships for just a handful of farmers 20 years ago. 

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.  

Marshal Papworth scholar wins University of Reading graduation prize

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