A government-run scholarship that supports students studying agriculture-related degrees at university is now taking applications for 2016
The Horizon Scholarship has been developed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will take up the challenge of farming for the future. It is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, with a keen interest in the future of our industries and who are ready to expand their networks and learn new skills.
The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation that, in partnership with industry sponsors, supports undergraduates studying agriculture at university by providing:
- A bursary of $5,000 per year for the duration of their degree
- Professional development workshops and mentoring
- Annual industry work placements that give students first-hand exposure to modern agricultural practices, and
- Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident entering their first year at an Australian University (with a maximum two year gap between high school and tertiary study), studying a degree related to agriculture, such as:
- Agricultural Science
- Rural Science
- Livestock/Animal Science
- Veterinary Science
- Plant Science
- Agricultural Economics
- Resource Management
- Food Security