STUDENTS eligible for a $10,000 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship have until the end of today to apply.
The scholarship will provide students with a $10,000 bursary over the final two years of their undergraduate degree, and opportunities to build leadership skills and collaborate across rural industries.
The successful scholars also attend an annual four-day professional development workshop and complete two weeks of industry work placement. Throughout their time in the program, they will be exposed to a range of industry networks, including opportunities to attend industry events, gaining vital skills and insights across traditional and emerging areas of Australian agriculture.
“Building the capacity, knowledge and skills of Australia’s future workforce is vital to the growth of Australian agriculture and a priority right across our rural industries,” AgriFutures Australia Managing Director John Harvey said.
The Horizon Scholarship offering has been broadened to include STEM degrees with relevant majors that align to agriculture. To be eligible for the 2023 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, studying an undergraduate degree at an Australian university and entering the final two years of their degree in 2023.
Eligible degrees include, but are not limited to, traditional agriculture degrees such as rural science, animal science and agribusiness, along with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degrees with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture.
Applications close today at 5pm.
For more information and to apply visit http://www.agrifutures.com.au/horizon