Thomas Henry Foundation
The foundation was created under the terms of the will of Thomas Henry of Downpatrick in 1847. In the past, the Foundation financially supported post-graduate research fellowships in agriculture and horticulture science and veterinary medicine. Today, the Foundation provides: 1. An annual Scholarship awarded by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust to suitable candidates; primarily working farmers from Northern Ireland to engage upon courses with the objective of advancing agricultural knowledge for the general benefit of farmers and growers, as well as the development of personal skills and leadership. 2. Financial assistance to enable representatives from Northern Ireland to attend the Royal Agricultural Society of the British Commonwealth whose conference is held in different parts of the world. This encourages inter-change and development of knowledge and experience in the science and practice of agriculture. The Foundation also supports innovation competitions such as “That’s a good idea”. 3. An annual bursary paid to students of Greenmount College who are chosen for further study.