John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship stu­dents

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - On The Land -

Ear­lier this year, farm­ing sys­tems group River­ine Plains Inc, launched the John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship in sup­port of ter­tiary stu­dents study­ing an agri­cul­ture or agribusi­ness bach­e­lor or di­ploma de­gree course.

River­ine Plains Inc Trea­surer and Schol­ar­ship Fund Trustee, Mr Barry Mem­brey, ex­plained that the Schol­ar­ship is named in honour of John Han­ra­han, a suc­cess­ful and ex­pe­ri­enced farmer and re­spected com­mu­nity mem­ber from Coreen, who passed away un­ex­pect­edly in 2014.

“John was a great friend and sup­porter of River­ine Plains Inc and he had a real en­thu­si­asm for the types of on­go­ing re­search that River­ine Plains Inc is in­volved with,” said Barry.

“Through a gen­er­ous do­na­tion made by the Han­ra­han fam­ily, River­ine Plains Inc has been able to es­tab­lish a Schol­ar­ship in John’s name to honour his pas­sion for farm­ing, his thirst for knowl­edge and his sense of com­mu­nity.”

The schol­ar­ship, awarded an­nu­ally, recog­nises and en­cour­ages agri­cul­tural ex­cel­lence in the River­ine Plains re­gion through the sup­port of a lo­cal sec­ond year stu­dent in their agri­cul­ture/agribusi­ness bach­e­lor or di­ploma de­gree stud­ies.

The schol­ar­ship in­cludes a bur­sary of $5,000, ac­cess to work ex­pe­ri­ence op­por­tu­ni­ties ei­ther with River­ine Plains Inc, its part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tion FAR Aus­tralia or through our net­works, op­por­tu­ni­ties to net­work and gain knowl­edge with free ac­cess to all River­ine Plains events and net­works and men­tor­ing from one of our cur­rent board mem­bers.

The John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship is open to cur­rent first year Agri­cul­ture or Agribusi­ness de­gree or di­ploma stu­dents, who will be en­ter­ing their sec­ond year of stud­ies in 2019.

Stu­dents aged be­tween 18 and 30 from the River­ine Plains re­gion of north east­ern Vic­to­ria and the south­ern Rive­rina re­gion of NSW are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship open on 5 July and close on 31 Au­gust, 2018, with de­tails avail­able from www.river­ine­plains.org.au.

The John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship Fund has been recog­nised by the Aus­tralian Tax­a­tion Of­fice to pro­vide De­ductible Gift Recipient sta­tus.

For in­for­ma­tion on how to make a do­na­tion to the Schol­ar­ship Fund please con­tact the River­ine Plains Inc of­fice on 03 5744 1713 or email info@river­ine­plains.org.au.

River­ine Plains Inc is sup­port­ing Agri­cul­ture’s next gen­er­a­tion through the John Han­ra­han Schol­ar­ship.

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