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Deadline looming for UNE sheep and wool scholarships

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

University of New England sheep and wool students at work.

AGRICULTURE students have until the end of the month to apply for the well-regarded Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) undergraduate scholarship.

The scholarship has a tax exempt value of $6000 per annum and is available for up to three years for successful applicants for living and study expenses.

University of New England sheep and wool lecturer James Preston said the scholarship is open to second and further year students studying agriculture or an agriculture-related course. The student can be from any university, but scholarships are limited by funding. Applications close soon on 31 May 2019

“It’s a great time to be developing a career in the sheep and wool industry.

“Successful scholarship students have ended up in good jobs in the sheep and wool industry,” he said.

“It’s a great avenue to employment.”

Mr Preston the scholarship’s purpose was to encourage students to pursue a career in the sheep and wool industry. It supports students to learn from the delivery of an applicant’s choice of two of the six specialised UNE sheep and wool subjects aimed at developing a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

“This includes an understanding of sheep and wool production farming, through to clip preparation and wool marketing and also wool processing.

“Not only does the scholarship entitle the applicant the opportunity to study these subjects, it also includes work experience with sheep and wool businesses.”

This gives the applicant first-hand experience in the industry and develop key industry contacts which may help the applicants’ employment opportunities, Mr Preston said.

Applications and further information can be found at

Further details can be provided by contacting Dr James Preston on 0401743236, [email protected]



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