Tertiary scholarships open for students committed to rural NSW

Students committed to agriculture and rural communities are encouraged to apply for a NSW Farmers tertiary scholarship before mid February 2016.

As part of its scholarship program, the association is offering give (5) scholarships to the value of $4000 each for students committed to helping farming and rural communities grow and prosper.

To be eligible, students must be in their second or subsequent year of university study, or first or subsequent year of vocational study.

In addition, the applicant’s partner, parents or legal guardians must have been a full producer member of NSW Farmers for a period of two consecutive years at the time of application, or have been an active member of NSW Farmers in any category for a period of two consecutive years at the time of application.  Special consideration will be given to students who have displayed an active involvement with the NSW Young Farmers program.

NSW Farmers scholarships chair Sonia O’Keefe said the scholarship program was a valuable opportunity to encourage and support young people who were currently involved or had a genuine desire to contribute to rural and regional Australia.

The NSW Farmers scholarship has benefited our 2015 scholarship recipient and primary school teacher, Phoebe Wood, over the past year:

“The 2015 NSW Farmers scholarship has given me some valuable experience from the application process to attending the association’s annual conference. Both have given me confidence and an insight into the role of the association and how it achieves outcomes for rural and regional NSW. As a young teacher who is passionate about education in rural and regional Australia, the scholarship also helped me network and learn from other agriculturalists.”


Click here to view full details and application forms. Forms must be completed and returned to the association by COB 29 February 2016.

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16 December 2015

Contact: Camille Coleman

Phone: 1300 794 000

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