Insurer helps to plant the seeds of a rural education
Rural insurer FMG is accepting applications for its tertiary agriculture scholarship programme.
Each year FMG provides two promising students the opportunity to develop their talents by contributing $4000 towards their tuition fees for each year of their undergraduate agriculture degree at Lincoln or Massey University.
General manager advice and insurance Conrad Wilkshire said FMG was committed to helping rural New Zealand thrive.
‘‘We have a long and rich rural history so it makes sense that we invest in the future of New Zealand’s agricultural industry,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re proud to be associated with the innovation, education and leaders that will take New Zealand farming into the future’’. The FMG Agriculture Scholarship was launched in 2006 to celebrate the organisation’s centennial.
FMG’s Agriculture Scholarships have already given 15 students the opportunity to contribute to the agriculture sector.
Applications for 2013 scholarships are open until December 15 and successful scholars will be announced by early March.