Nathan Duncan receiving his award.
AN AGRICULTURAL student from Crumlin has won
a national Bomford Trust Scholarship at Harper Adams University
Nathan Duncan (21) who lives at Lennymore
Farm, is studying for a BEng in Agricultural Engineering won the
After taking his GCSEs at Antrim Grammar
Nathan took the Harper Adams 30-week University Access Course.
The one-year course is designed for students
to gain access to Higher Education without having to complete
A-Levels. Nathan qualified to study for the Bachelor of
Engineering in Agricultural Engineering at the University
Nathan, who is from a farming background,
gained work and mechanisation experience at Norman Erwin's in
Nutts Corner and Greenfield Fertilisers before entering Harper
The Douglas Bomford Trust awards the
Scholarship annually to a student embarking on an agricultural
The Trusteers interview short listed
applicants to determine the award winner and the Bomford award
is valued at £2,000.
Jim Loynes, Head of the Engineering
Department at Harper Adams University College said: "Nathan has
shown that he has a sound knowledge, the ability and the
enthusiasm to excel in his chosen profession."
Nathan said that he was delighted extremely
pleased to have gained the Bomford Trust Scholarship," he said.
"It has d. helped to take away some of the financial gained the
pressure that students face at university."