Agribusiness

Time running out on NSW Farmers tertiary scholarships

Sheep Central, February 10, 2015

Students committed to agriculture and rural communities only have a few days to apply for a NSW Farmers’ tertiary scholarship.

As part of a long standing scholarship program, the association is offering five scholarships to the value of $4000 each for students committed to helping farming and rural communities grow and prosper. Applications close on February 13.

NSW Farmers recognises all professions are needed in rural communities and encourages students from all disciplines to apply.

Students must be in their second or subsequent year of university study, or first or subsequent year of vocational study to be eligible. In addition, students, their partners, or parents must have held a full producer membership with the association in the past two years.

Scholarships are available for range of careers

The chair of the association’s scholarship selection panel Sonia O’Keefe said the scholarships are available for a diverse range of career choices and support some of our passionate and dynamic students who can make a significant contribution to our agricultural industry.

A 2014 scholarship recipient, Angus Martin from Mullaley, said the application process and award presentation were excellent opportunities to meet a range of people, engage with rural issues and learn about the role of the association.

“Overall, it has been a very rewarding experience.”

Variety of disciplines recognised

Alexandra Dalton from Binya said the great thing about the NSW Farmers’ scholarship is it recognises students studying a variety of disciplines and their passion for agriculture.

Click here to view full details and application forms. Forms must be completed and returned to NSW Farmers by February 13 2015.

Source: NSW Farmers

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