HELPING HAND: Scholarships are available for students keen to study agriculture.
HELPING HAND: Scholarships are available for students keen to study agriculture. Allan Reinikka ROK200912agraduat

Keen to study ag? $5000 is on horizon

APPLICATIONS for the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship are now open.

First year students studying an agriculture-related degree, and senior students studying financial services with an interest in agriculture are encouraged to apply.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, an initiative of AgriFutures Australia (formerly the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation), in partnership with industry sponsors, provides a $5000 bursary and professional development opportunities for eligible university students.

Applications close at 5pm AEDT on Friday, February 23, 2018.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship also 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.

AgriFutures Australia managing director John Harvey said in order to build prosperous and sustainable rural industries, it is important to focus on the next generation of leaders.

"It is vital to build the skills, capacity, leadership and knowledge of Australia's future rural leaders,” he said.

"The changes in the program open the door for a larger pool of students to benefit from the program and understand the wide and varied opportunities for a career in agriculture.”

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



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