Women in rice schol­ar­ship

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

SunRice re­minds women in­volved in the rice in­dus­try that ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2019 Jan Cath­cart Schol­ar­ship close on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

Now in its fifth year, the schol­ar­ship is val­ued at $10,000 a year for up to three years of ter­tiary study.

To date, it has pro­vided six 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 a com­mit­ment to a ca­reer in agri­cul­ture or agribusi­ness, in­volve­ment in work ex­pe­ri­ence and com­mu­nity ser­vice, lead­er­ship po­ten­tial and aca­demic achieve­ments.

The schol­ar­ship is open to fe­male rice grow­ers, share­hold­ers and em­ploy­ees of SunRice and their ex­tended fam­i­lies.

Go to www.sunrice.com.au/JanCath­cartS­chol­ar­ship for a nom­i­na­tion form or more de­tails.

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