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NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award for the Next Generation

NSA Next Generation and the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England (the Staple) jointly offer the NSA Next Samuel Wharry Memorial Award for the Next Generation in the form of £2,750 travel bursaries to support two young people (aged 21-34) in a study trip to explore the application of science in sheep production.

Every two years NSA Next Generation and the Staple award two individuals involved in the UK sheep sector or ancillary industries the generous bursary to design trips to travel and learn and then share their findings via various presentations and a short written report.

For young people with ambition to visit countries within Europe or production systems on the other side of the world, the bursary provides an opportunity to view and be part of exciting enterprises, bringing practical messages back home for the benefit of their own career/business and the wider UK sheep sector.

Samuel Wharry of Carnlough, County Antrim, was NSA Chairman when he died suddenly in May 2017, aged just 56. As an advocate of science and technology, particularly relating to genetics, these bursaries are given in Samuel’s memory to ensure his enthusiasm, curiosity and practical nature live on.

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