Ap­ply now for SunRice’s schol­ar­ship for women

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SunRice is again on the search for fe­male trail­blaz­ers of the rice in­dus­try, with applications now open for the 2018 Jan Cath­cart Schol­ar­ship.

Women with con­nec­tions to the rice in­dus­try and who are un­der­tak­ing, or plan­ning to un­der­take, ter­tiary stud­ies are en­cour­aged to ap­ply.

Val­ued at $10,000 a year for up to three years of ter­tiary study, since launch­ing in 2014 the schol­ar­ship has pro­vided five re­cip­i­ents with nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties, from fi­nan­cial sup­port to work ex­pe­ri­ence and em­ploy­ment place­ments with SunRice and pro­fes­sional and per­sonal growth.

The schol­ar­ship hon­ours the mem­ory of long-term SunRice em­ployee Jan Cath­cart and her 43-year con­tri­bu­tion to the rice in­dus­try, by of­fer­ing ed­u­ca­tion and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties to women who share Jan’s pas­sion and com­mit­ment.

Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants are cho­sen on: Com­mit­ment to a ca­reer in agri­cul­ture; in­volve­ment in work ex­pe­ri­ence and com­mu­nity ser­vice; lead­er­ship po­ten­tial; and aca­demic achieve­ments.

SunRice chair­man Lau­rie Arthur en­cour­aged fe­male rice grow­ers, share­hold­ers and em­ploy­ees of SunRice and their ex­tended fam­i­lies to con­sider ap­ply­ing for the schol­ar­ship.

‘‘SunRice is very proud to be able to sup­port the ed­u­ca­tion and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of women in the rice in­dus­try through the Jan Cath­cart Schol­ar­ship, which offers many ben­e­fits as ev­i­denced by the ex­pe­ri­ences of the re­cip­i­ents to date,’’ he said.

‘‘We en­cour­age women from across our net­works to ap­ply or to nom­i­nate other el­i­gi­ble women for this op­por­tu­nity to share Jan’s pas­sion and com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing a vi­brant rice in­dus­try.’’

Applications close on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, with the win­ner to be an­nounced in early 2018. For full de­tails, go to www.sunrice.com.au/ JanCath­cartS­chol­ar­ship.

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