Scholarship opportunities in the agri-sector

Scholarship opportunities in the agri-sector
Scholarship opportunities in the agri-sector

From learning a wide range of agri-sector business practices to practical experience on-farm, a previous recipient of the Agribusiness Australia Tertiary Education Scholarship is amazed at the opportunities that it has provided.

Molly Ashby, who is in half way through her Degree in Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, is grateful to Agribusiness Australia for assisting her financially over the last three years.

She said it has allowed her to focus on her studies and to maximise other opportunities, like travelling further abroad to learn about the sector that she is so passionate about.

“I have been able to get a fantastic insight into the agri-sector from a range of perspectives. I’ve spent a total of 12 weeks working in different businesses (beef, chicken, pig, sheep and dairy) - learning management practices and marketing as well as practical experience on-farm.

“It’s great to first learn the theory in class and then get out to really experience and appreciate it,” Molly said.

Outside of her Uni studies, Molly is also maximising her opportunities at University like working with a like-minded team, setting up a mental health based program for Veterinary students.

Not one to stand still, Molly is also on the organising committee for the 2018 Australian Veterinary Association student conference.

Each year Agribusiness Australia encourages final year high school students, like Molly to undertake studies in agriculture to ensure that the sector, worth more than $500 billion to the Australian economy, continues to prosper.

Agribusiness Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Tim Burrow, said with Agribusiness being such a critical pillar of the national’s economy it was a privilege as an association to support a student into the exciting sector.

Each year a recipient is selected from a different State or Territory, with the successful recipient receiving $1000 per year for three consecutive years of study, with continuous enrolment in a university related degree.

This year, the scholarship which opens in May, will be available to eligible students based in Western Australia.

Further information will be posted on Agribusiness Australia’s website

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