$500 bur­sary gives young people boost

Ter­tiary agri­cul­ture stu­dents urged to ap­ply for funds

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - BY SA­MAN­THA DICK sdick@ne­me­dia.com.au

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.

PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

SUP­PORT­ING FARM­ERS: Wan­garatta His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s Pioneers Memorial Bur­sary co­or­di­na­tor, David McCabe, said it was im­por­tant to sup­port young people pur­su­ing stud­ies in farm­ing.

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