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Up to $300,000 agriculture scholarships on offer

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There is just one week remaining for current and future students to apply for $300,000 worth of scholarships to study agriculture at the University of Tasmania in 2017.

Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), Professor Holger Meinke, encouraged young people to pursue a career in agriculture because of the diverse and exciting career opportunities on offer.

“Research has found that 90 per cent of graduates from a bachelor degree in Agricultural Science are in full-time employment four months after graduation*,” Professor Meinke said.

“The University of Tasmania is regarded among the top 100 universities in the world for agriculture science and graduates find themselves in a range of careers such as agronomy, agribusiness, food safety and rural finance.

“It’s not too late to take that next step in your career. A degree in agriculture will give you the skills to succeed in the modern agricultural sector.”

Professor Meinke said it is great to see strong support for agriculture education in Tasmania as demonstrated by the 20 scholarships which are funded by industry and community partners at a value of up to $300,000.

“The demand for highly skilled agriculture science graduates is growing and there is strong support from industry and community partners to ensure Tasmanians, including those from regional areas, have the opportunity to study agriculture,” he said.

Applications for scholarships close on 31 October, 2016.

TIA is a joint venture between the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania.

2017 Scholarships for Agriculture Students

Scholarships for students commencing an undergraduate degree in 2017 include:

  • Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship ($4,000 per year for up to four years)
  • Agricultural Science Relocation Bursary ($3,000 for one year)
  • Blundstone Scholarship ($10,000 per year for up to three years)
  • Bruce Wall Scholarship ($5,000 per year for up to four years)
  • City of Devonport Lions Club Taste the Harvest Scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to two years)
  • Costa North-West Scholarship in Agricultural Science ($10,000 per year for up to four years)
  • Horizon Scholarship ($5,000 per year for up to four years)
  • Lewis & Sons Bursary in Agricultural Science ($2,500 for one year)
  • Professor George Wade Scholarship in Agricultural Science ($5,000 for one year)

Scholarships for second and third year students:

  • Bert Campbell Memorial Scholarship in Agriculture ($2,500 for one year)
  • Neale Edwards Scholarship in Agricultural Science or Forestry ($6,500 per year for up to three years)
  • Tasmanian Beef Industry Trust Scholarship in Agricultural Science ($4,000 per year for one year)

Scholarships for Honours students:

  • Bruce Wall Honours Scholarship – Agriculture ($6,000 for one year)
  • Costa Honours Scholarship in Agricultural Science ($10,000 for one year)
  • Fruit Growers Tasmania Honours Scholarship ($5,000 for one year)
  • Tasmanian Wine Show Society Honours Scholarship ($1,000 for one year)
  • The Don Gaffney Memorial Scholarship ($25,000 for one year)
  • Whitehead Family Honours Scholarship ($6,000 for one year)

Scholarships for postgraduate students:

  • Tasmanian Government Scholarship in Agricultural Innovation (Up to $9,000 worth of fees for eligible units)
  • The Don Gaffney Memorial Scholarship ($25,000 per year for up to two years).

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