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Date: 7th February 2018

Twelve lucky Newton Rigg College Agriculture students have received scholarships from leading agricultural machinery sales company, Carrs Billington.

The company has provided scholarships to Newton Rigg College students annually since 2012, with over 30 applications made this year. To be considered for the scholarships, applicants completed forms explaining why they should be chosen, and what they would use the scholarship money for.

Once submitted, the recipients of the scholarships are selected by Rae Tomlinson, Managing Director of Carrs Billington and Ian Powley, Regional Branch Manager. They look for enthusiasm, dedication and a commitment to the future of agriculture.

This year’s successful students were Emma Atkinson, Ellie Colling, Tanya Graham, Laura Elliott, Abigail Parsons, Hannah Richardson, William Wade and Scott Botham who are all studying Level 3 Agriculture and Level 2 and 3 Land-Based Technology students Nathan Baxter, Edward Swinbank, Ollie Morgan and Jack Maddison.

The students were given a guided tour of the Carrs Billington Country store in Annan, South West Scotland. The site was of particular interest to the Land-Based Technology students who gained a real into their future careers. The students were amazed at the range and quantities of stock in the large warehouse.

After the tour, the students received an informative short talk from Managing Director Rae Tomlinson on the history of the company, along with career opportunities and how the company has expanded from Cumbria to the North of England and Scotland.

Following this, each student was awarded their cash prize, which they are all extremely proud to receive.

The students will return to the company HQ to give a short presentation on how they have used their scholarships thus far to support their advancement in the agricultural industry. 

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