The Fairweather Bursary, at £5,000 per year,could transform a student’s life. It will be granted to up to four SRUC students (under 25 years of age) who demonstrate a passion for horticulture and gardening. The aim of the Fairweather Bursary is to benefit promising students, enabling them to fulfil their potential.    

We established The Fairweather Bursary and The Fairweather Prize in January 2023 thanks to a generous gift to SRUC from Jamie and Mary Fairweather. The family are firm advocates of supporting and encouraging young people and those who are looking at changing their vocations, to gain employment in careers they are enthusiastic about.

Jamie and Mary’s passion for nature and the outdoors, and gardening in particular, led to them finding an affinity with SRUC and our core values.

Recognising that students will face ongoing financial obstacles, the Fairweathers wanted the bursary to be granted to students for the duration of their studies at SRUC – a truly transformative gift for the recipients.

Jamie Fairweather sadly passed away before the first Fairweather Bursary was inaugurated. We are honoured to remember him and humbled by his family’s belief in SRUC to ensure that his wish of supporting students is realised.

For the 2023/24 academic year applications will open on 2 October 2023, and close on 15 October 2023.

 SRUC students should keep an eye on Moodle and other student communication platforms for further information.

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Further education (FE) qualifications at SRUC include: Skills for Work, ABC Level 2, Certificate, Advanced Certificate, NC, NC Introduction, Level 2 Diploma, Level 3 Diploma, SVQ Level 5, City & Guilds Level 2, Extended Diploma, MA at SCQF Level 5, MA at SCQF Level 6, and College Certificate.

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Higher education (HE) qualifications at SRUC include: HNC, HND, BA or BA Hons, BSc or BSc Hons, MSc, PG Certificate, PG Diploma, PDA at SCQF Level 7, Top-Up Degrees, and MRes.

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Regardless of your course, level of study, or residency status, you may also be eligible for a number of support funds to pay for tuition, living expenses, and other costs associated with studying at SRUC.

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