Scholarship offers $5,000 a year for students studying ag degrees at university 07 Jan 2013
A Government-run scholarship is offering first-year university students $5,000 per annum if they study an agriculture-related degree.
The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation in partnership with industry sponsors and not only offers students financial support but also work placements, mentoring and professional development opportunities.
The Horizon Scholarship also provides students with opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
To be eligible for The Horizon Scholarship students must be entering their first year of university and studying a degree related to agriculture, such as agricultural science, rural science, livestock/animal science, veterinary science or agribusiness.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record. Applications close on 1 February 2013 and shortlisted applicants must be available for a telephone interview on 21 and 22 February 2013. The Scholarship winners are announced in late February 2013.
Application forms can be downloaded from the RIRDC website at www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon or by contacting RIRDC on 02 6271 4132.