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Simon Gubbins honoured by 2021 scholarship winner

Sheep Central, February 23, 2022

Simon Gubbins Scholarship winner Callum Jamie.

SOUTH Australian student Callum Jamie has won the 2021 Simon Gubbins Scholarship to study agricultural science at New Zealand’s Lincoln University.

The scholarship was established in 2012 by the Gubbins family in memory of well-known and respected Western District farmer Simon Gubbins, who studied at Lincoln University.

Simon went on to demonstrate significant leadership qualities in many agricultural organisations in Australia, before his life tragically ended in 2003. His family set up the scholarship to commemorate his life work in the beef industry and provide school graduates the opportunity to study at Lincoln and continue his legacy.

Callum graduated from Pembroke School in South Australia with an ATAR of 99.25 and has already made the Dean’s List for his academic performance in Semester 1 at Lincoln. Both of Callum’s parents are New Zealanders, though he was born in Singapore. He has joined the Hunting and Tramping Club, and the Ski Club. He is regarded as an excellent candidate for the Gubbins scholarship, embodying much of Simon’s own passion and drive.

Over the recent school holidays, unable to head home in the current COVID climate, Callum had a stint on a dairy farm in Kurow as part of his degree’s practical work components. He is looking forward to the new experience and a real taste of farming in New Zealand.

The Simon Gubbins Scholarship is available to any Australian student who wishes to study Agriculture at Lincoln University. The annual value of the scholarship is up to A$10,000 towards tuition fees and living expenses. Applications close 31st August in the year prior to the scholarship being awarded.

Find out more about the Simon Gubbins Scholarship at www.lincoln.ac.nz

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