New ag scholarship opens for students
SOUTHERN inland Queensland students working toward a career in agriculture or agribusiness can now apply for a special bursary to assist with their studies through agriculture group AgForce.
AgForce general president and Mitchell cattle and grains producer Grant Maudsley said the bursary was named after passionate industry representative and advocate Gus McGown, who lost his long-running battle with cancer in 2014.
“The memorial bursary winner will receive $5000 to go towards funding to assist tuition fees for an accredited qualification, undergraduate study or post graduate levels within Australia,” Mr Maudsley said.
“Gus was a valued contributor to a range of AgForce, government and non-government organisation boards and committees.
“He developed respect among many stakeholders who constantly sought his opinions on pastoral land management.
“This bursary recognises Gus’ commitment to the pastoral industry while also supporting the next generation.”
The bursary is sponsored by the Maranoa Graziers Trust and administered by AgForce.
The scholarship is open to students with links to the AgForce’s Southern inland Queensland region.
Applications close February 24.
For more information visit www.agforceqld.org.au.
AgForce’s Grant Maudsley.