Bur­sary to kickstart ag ca­reer

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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.”

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