Apply now for SunRice’s scholarship for women
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.