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RFS - Spencer Bursary

Are you a student member?

Would you like to receive up to £150 to pay for entry to an RFS event plus the cost of travel and food on the day?

The Spencer Bursary is made possible thanks to a generous bequest by the late John Anthony Spencer with the purpose of providing current students or recent graduates of forestry (and related courses) with the opportunity to attend RFS events.

In most years we offer up to 5 Spencer Bursaries to the value of £150 each. The bursary must be used to pay for entry into an approved RFS event, with the rest of the money used for travel and subsistence costs on the day of the event.

 

Due the outbreak of Covid-19,Treescapes2020 has been postponed. The conference will now take place on the 30th June and 1st July 2021.

Any Spencer Bursary applications already recieved will remain active unless you request otherwise. We will continue to accept new Spencer Bursary applications for Treescapes 2021.

 

Criteria

  • You must be an undergraduate or postgraduate student undertaking a forestry or forestry-related degree at a British university.You need to be a RFS student member at the time of your application.

How to apply

  • Fill in and return the application form and supporting documents to adam.pickles@rfs.org.uk
  • All documents emailed to RFS should be saved/submitted in PDF format. 
  • In your application email, please explain why you are applying and what you hope to learn from the conference. (2-3 sentences maximum.) 
  • We will let everyone know if they have been awarded a bursary within a week of the deadline.
  • Each bursary is worth £150.00, to be collected as a cheque or BACS transfer on the day of the event.
  • Successful applicants should register for a place at the conference  after you have heard whether you have been successful (places will be reserved for bursary recipients). 

 


Congratulations to the Spencer Bursary recipients

2019

 Spencer Bursary 2019


Emily Warner- Oxford University,  Alan Varker- Harper Adams, Liam O'Keefe- Harper Adams

 

2018

Spencer Bursary 2018

Sarah Ellis – Bangor University, David Cracknell – Bangor University, Jemima Letts – Bangor University, Andrew Newton – National School of Forestry (UoC), Reinis Purvins – Imperial College London

 

2017
  Spencer2017

 John Trimble - Bangor University, Ellinor Dobie - Bangor University, Tom Haynes - National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria

 

Details of earlier recipients are available on request from rfshq@rfs.org.uk