$500 bursary gives young people boost
Tertiary agriculture students urged to apply for funds
STUDENTS in North East Victoria pursuing further studies in agriculture and farming are encouraged to apply for the Wangaratta Historical Society’s Pioneers Memorial Bursary.
The $500 bursary will be awarded to a student commencing a full time course of study in agriculture, horticulture or pastoral pursuits at a postsecondary institution, such as university or TAFE.
Bursary coordinator David McCabe said he believed it was “extremely important” to support the further education of young locals interested in farming.
“The bursary is certainly a good boost for a young person to go off to agriculture school or study viticulture,” Mr McCabe told the Wangaratta Chronicle.
Applicants must be the son or daughter of a person who is engaged in farming practices and resides within the Rural City of Wangaratta.
“The bursary was established in 1938 by the descendants of Dr MacKay, who was an early pioneer in the district,” Mr McCabe explained.
“It was created to assist the farming parents, for them to be able to have their students follow such a course.”
The $500 bursary will be payable after the successful applicant provides evidence of enrolment in the chosen course of study.
Should the successful applicant take a gap year, the bursary will not be paid until the applicant actually commences the chosen course of study.
Applicants must complete the application form available at the Wangaratta Historical Society at 100-104 Ford Street.
For more information contact Mr McCabe on 5721 3529.
SUPPORTING FARMERS: Wangaratta Historical Society’s Pioneers Memorial Bursary coordinator, David McCabe, said it was important to support young people pursuing studies in farming.