Ap­ply now for Hori­zon study fund

South Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY -

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS for the Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship will close on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24.

First-year univer­sity stu­dents study­ing agri­cul­ture-re­lated de­grees are en­cour­aged to ap­ply.

The Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship, an ini­tia­tive of the Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (RIRDC) in part­ner­ship with in­dus­try spon­sors, pro­vides $5000 per year for the du­ra­tion of a stu­dent’s univer­sity de­gree.

The Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship also of­fers stu­dents an­nual in­dus­try work place­ments, ac­cess to in­dus­try lead­ers, pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment as­sis­tance, and op­por­tu­ni­ties to net­work and gain knowl­edge at a range of in­dus­try events.

RIRDC man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John Har­vey said the Hori­zon Schol­ar­ship pro­vided real and prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits for the stu­dents in­volved and, as a re­sult, would dif­fer­en­ti­ate them from their peers.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, and short­listed ap­pli­cants must be avail­able for a tele­phone in­ter­view in March.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be down­loaded from the RIRDC web­site at www.rirdc.gov.au/ hori­zon or by call­ing (02) 6923 6900.

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