Bursary to kickstart ag career
FIFTEEN university students have been awarded the annual 2017 Horizon Scholarship, an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation in partnership with industry sponsors, which recognises leadership and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.
The bursary, funded by industry sponsors, provides $5000 per year for the duration of the students’ degrees in addition to professional development workshops and work placement opportunities, to kickstart their careers in agriculture. RIRDC managing director John Harvey congratulated the students on their success.
“The successful 15 scholars were selected from a talent pool of more than 150 applicants. These scholars are tipped as our brightest young leaders and are ones to watch when it comes to shaping the future of Australian agriculture,” Mr Harvey said.
“The unique scholarship program exposes students to career options from the start of their university journey. We aim to set students up for success and ensure they have the skills to navigate a dynamic career in agriculture.”