More ter­tiary schol­ar­ships for stu­dents in dairy com­mu­ni­ties

Alpine Observer - - People Around Town -

THE Gar­diner Dairy Foun­da­tion is invit­ing ru­ral stu­dents in dairy com­mu­ni­ties to ap­ply for 2019 ter­tiary schol­ar­ships.

Seven schol­ar­ships are avail­able for stu­dents com­menc­ing study in a field that will con­trib­ute to the Vic­to­rian dairy in­dus­try or dairy com­mu­ni­ties.

Each schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent will re­ceive up to $10,000 per an­num for three years whilst com­plet­ing their univer­sity or TAFE course.

Stu­dents from re­gional com­mu­ni­ties can face sig­nif­i­cant ob­sta­cles when un­der­tak­ing ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion, as they of­ten need to travel long dis­tances and live away from home.

The Gar­diner Dairy Foun­da­tion Ter­tiary Schol­ar­ships pro­gram as­sists stu­dents in at­tain­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions that will con­trib­ute to strength­en­ing the dairy in­dus­try and their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“The Gar­diner Dairy Foun­da­tion has in­creased the num­ber of schol­ar­ships avail­able from four to seven in 2019, to con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of dairy com­mu­ni­ties,” Gar­diner Dairy Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Dr Clive Noble said

“Ed­u­ca­tion, par­tic­u­larly higher ed­u­ca­tion, is a crit­i­cal in­gre­di­ent in en­sur­ing the dairy in­dus­try and its peo­ple are able to meet the chal­lenges of rapid change tak­ing place in agri­cul­ture,” Dr Noble said.

Cait­lyn Hock­ing is cur­rently com­plet­ing a Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness, ma­jor­ing in Ac­count­ing at La Trobe Univer­sity in Bendigo, and was awarded a ter­tiary schol­ar­ship in 2018. Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17, 2018,

“I am so grate­ful to re­ceive a schol­ar­ship from the Gar­diner Dairy Foun­da­tion. I am the first in my fam­ily to at­tend univer­sity and the schol­ar­ship has en­abled me to be fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent,” Cait­lyn said.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the schol­ar­ship, ap­pli­cants must be pur­su­ing a field of study di­rectly ben­e­fit­ting the dairy in­dus­try or dairy com­mu­ni­ties, com­menc­ing their first year of full-time ter­tiary study in 2019, and are re­quired to live away from home.

Ap­pli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted on­line by 5pm on Sun­day 28 Oc­to­ber 2018.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able at:

http://www.gar­diner­foun­da­tion.com. au/cur­rent-pro­jectscom­mu­nity/#TertS­chol­ars.

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