Bursaries worth £17k available to food students
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) at Loughry campus, Cookstown, has launched its 2019 student bursary programme - worth a total of £17,000.
The bursaries are available to students studying Ulster University Higher Education (foundation and honours degree) food courses at Loughry campus and are supported by 17 organisations within the food industry.
Speaking at the launch event, CAFRE director Martin McKendry said: "It is very encouraging for both staff and students to see the food and drink industry supporting our undergraduates through very generous bursaries, some of which are combined with paid work placements.
"Each year we are adding to the number of bursaries offered to students, as the programme strengthens.
"The food and drink sector is vital to our economy and there is a growing demand for well qualified and motivated graduates. I want to formally thank those companies who have provided this financial support to our students."