Students eligible for AgriFutures scholarship

FUTURE GROWTH: AgriFutures Horizon 2018 scholar Mathew Champness graduated from Charles Sturt University last year and is an agricultural science medalist. He will travel to Lao this year to continue his research in weed management. Picture: JACKIE COOPER

STUDENTS studying an agriculture-related degree, in their last two years of study, can apply for a $5000 scholarship.

Applications for the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship are now open with the recipient not only receiving financial support, but also professional development opportunities for eligible university students.

The scholarship offers students annual industry work placements, access to industry leaders, professional development assistance and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

In 2019 there are some small but important changes to the program.

The scholarship will now be awarded for the last two years of the successful student’s degree.

The change hopes to increase networking opportunities and pathways into careers in agriculture.

Eligible related degrees now include science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) degrees with major studies and subject selections relevant and aligned to agriculture.

Students studying traditional agriculture degrees such as rural and animal science and agribusiness are also eligible.

The scholarship is also open to students studying in faculties that support the prosperity of rural industries, such as logistics, communications and IT, who are passionate about a career in agriculture, are also eligible.

All applicants must have started their tertiary studies no longer than two years after leaving high school.

The online application form and terms and conditions can be found at agrifutures.com.au/horizon.

Applications close March 1.

Scholarship winners will be announced in May.

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