Fund­ing for agri­cul­tural stu­dents

South Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY -

SOUTH­ERN in­land Queens­land stu­dents mov­ing to­ward a ca­reer in agri­cul­ture or agribusiness are now el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a help­ing hand.

Stu­dents in the in­dus­try now have the op­por­tu­nity to ap­ply for a spe­cial agri­cul­ture stu­dent bur­sary to help as­sist with their stud­ies.

AgForce gen­eral pres­i­dent and Mitchell cat­tle and grains pro­ducer Grant Maud­s­ley an­nounced open­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2017 Gus McGown Memo­rial Bur­sary at a Mitchell and District Din­ner.

“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.

Mr Maud­s­ley said the bur­sary was named af­ter passionate in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive and ad­vo­cate Gus McGown, who lost his bat­tle with can­cer in 2014.

“Gus was a val­ued con­trib­u­tor to a range of AgForce, gov­ern­ment and non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion boards and com­mit­tees,” Mr Maud­s­ley said.

The ap­pli­ca­tions for the bur­sary are open un­til Fe­bru­ary 24.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply for the bur­sary visit www.ag force­qld.org.au.

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