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All bursary recipients produce reports based on their experiences which can win the author incredible prizes - including £500 or £250 from our Bursaries Committee
If you are awarded a bursary you will be required to produce a written report within three months of completion of your project.
All reports are assessed by a judging panel of RHS staff associated with Botany, the Lindley Library, and RHS Media. A short list of reports is then prepared for final assessment by members of the RHS Bursaries Committee.
Each year two main prizes are awarded. The major prize of £500 is given to the individual whose report is considered to reflect the highest standard of report writing, while the other prize of £250 goes to the person who is judged to have personally gained the most from his/her project.
RHS Libraries are a great resource of information when preparing your application, researching for your project, or writing up your report. Copies of all RHS bursary reports are kept at Wisley Library.
Reports submitted since 2010 can also be read on-screen at Wisley Garden Library. PDFs of reports may also be requested by email from the Wisley library. Physical copies of bursary reports are kept in off-site storage and must be requested two weeks in advance.
You can find records of RHS Bursary reports via the library online catalogue, use the search term 'RHS Bursary Reports' in the Subject field. To find shortlisted or prize-winning bursaries – the best examples – use the search term bursary and (short$ or winner$) or see reports from latest winners below.
The RHS Bursaries Manager, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
Telephone: 01483 479719
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Making your report as good as it can be will not only give you a wonderful record of your experience but may also win you a prize.
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