Recipients of AgriFutures Australia Horizon Scholarship have been announced, with recipients from across the country.
The 14 young agricultural students named as winners are: Andrew Gray (University of New England) sponsored by AgriFutures Australia; Angie Molyneaux (Charles Sturt University) GRDC; Anna Horton (University of New England) AgriFutures Australia; Courtney Bailey (University of Southern Queensland) AgriFutures Australia; Elizabeth Argue (University of New England) AgriFutures Australia; Emma Moss (University of Queensland) MLA; Gilbert Rayner (University of New South Wales) GRDC; Indiana Rhind (University of Southern Queensland) CRCNA; James Peacock (University of Queensland) Australian Eggs; Julia Payne (La Trobe University) Dairy Australia; Liam Donaldson (University of Queensland) GRDC; Rebekah Ash (University of Queensland) CRCNA; Samarah Thrift (University of New England) AWI; William Hyem (Australian National University) GRDC.
The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship provides its scholars with $10,000 over two years, with support from industry sponsors. This provides assistance with study and living expenses for the final two years of the students’ agricultural-related degree. Additionally, students also receive professional development workshops and work placements, connection with their sponsors, access to industry leaders and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey congratulated the students, selected from a talented pool of more than 85 applicants. “Our scholarship program also creates a unique opportunity for students to experience career pathways they may not have otherwise been exposed to, which helps to set them up for a long and successful and career in agriculture,” he said.
Students are carefully paired with an industry sponsor that aligns with their career aspirations and industry experience. Support from sponsors is key to the program’s success and assists students in expanding their networks and learning new skills relevant to a career in their chosen field. 2020 Sponsors include the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), Australian Eggs, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Dairy Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Hort Innovation, Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC), McCaughey Memorial Institute, AgriFutures Rice Extension Program and AgriFutures Australia.
Hear what past and present scholarship recipients have to say about their Horizon Scholarship experience at: www.agrifutures.com.au/horizon