Fifty scholarships worth £70,000 were awarded to students at Harper Adams University College .
The presentations attracted sponsors from across the country, although some were kept away by the snow.
The awards all offer financial support to students, and some come with industrial placement year employment opportunities.
“The financial support has allowed me to complete several short courses which will greatly complement my final degree,” said Lisbet Rausing scholar Calum Evans, from Saltcoats, Ayrshire. “I am glad there are such groups, schemes and people out there that are willing to invest in students and their futures.”
Ag engineering student James Daniel from Launceston in Cornwall, who received the JCB scholarship, said: “The 12-month placement will allow me to develop as an engineer and apply all the skills I have learned during my first two years.”
To read more about Harper lecturer Richard Byrne’s time in the military in Afghanistan, see FW’s Field Day blog.