Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Student Bursary 2024-2025

The Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society (HSHS) is pleased to announce a bursary
of €1,500 to be awarded to a student at the National College of Amenity Horticulture,
Glasnevin. The bursary will enable the successful student to deepen their knowledge
of horticulture by spending time in a leading garden in another jurisdiction. In
announcing the bursary, Conall O’Caoimh, President of HSHS commented ‘the
Society is pleased that in our 80th anniversary year to offer this bursary as an
expression of our commitment to promote horticulture in all its forms.’
The HSHS is committing to funding a bursary of the same amount in each of the next
five years, beginning in the academic year 2024-25. ‘The Society would like to thank
John Mulhern, Principal of the College, Deirdre Walsh Assistant Principal and
Louise Jones, Lecturer for welcoming this initiative and their advice on how best to
direct and structure the bursary’ commented Ruth Barrington, Chair of the HSHS.

The bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis to students undertaking the Level
5 Certificate in Horticulture or the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture at
The College of Amenity Horticulture who meet the terms and conditions of the award.
The award will assist with travel and subsistence costs associated with work
experience and practical learning for a substantial period in a leading, approved
garden in another jurisdiction. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate in their
applications how the experience of working in a leading garden will contribute to the
climate goals of sustainability and biodiversity in horticulture.
It is expected that the call for applications will open in November 2024, with
interviews in 2025 and the award paid to the successful student in the first half of
2025.

The successful student will be invited subsequently to speak to the HSHS Society
about their experience of working in a leading garden and its impact on their career
choices and to contribute a short article to the HSHS Ezine. Further information on
the HSHS is available on the website www.HSHS.ie .
For further information on the bursary please contact [email protected] or
Louise Jones at [email protected]

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