- Young people in primary industries
If you are a young person entering or already involved in primary industries, the following scholarship, award, travel and leadership development opportunities may be of interest to you.
Scholarships and awards
Nuffield Australia provides a scholarship scheme for the benefit of the Australian farming community. The scholarship scheme promotes excellence in all aspects of Australian agricultural production, distribution and management.
Coca-Cola Regional Scholarship Program provides scholarships of $2,000 which are available to students enrolled in a tertiary course related to agriculture.
The National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council offers scholarships for people interested in pursuing a career in the meat industry.
The Australian Agriculture College Corporation offers scholarships and bursaries to students to assist with college fees.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry offers the Australian Agricultural Industries Young Innovators and Scientists Award which provides funding to help young Australians with innovative plans to boost the competitiveness of our rural industries.
The Young Achiever Awards aims to acknowledge, encourage, reward and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young Australians aged between 14 and 27 years.
Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship is a 12 day course specially designed to be practical as well as theoretical. This scholarship provides the chance to apply best practice ideas to real life experiences. This scholarship also provides the opportunity to learn from experts in business management and gain a deeper understanding of how the retail business actually works.
A Churchill Fellowship is the award of an opportunity through the provision of financial support, to enable Australian citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas to undertake an analysis, study or investigation of a project or an issue that cannot be readily undertaken in Australia.
The International Farm Youth Exchange Program connects with the Australian Rural Exchanges Association (AREA) and meets every two years. Membership is open to anyone who has participated in an exchange program within or outside of Australia. In some states, membership is open to past members of the state body (Rural Youth or Young Farmers), whether they have been on exchange or not!
Leadership Development Opportunities
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation develops and supports leaders to advance the viability and sustainability of rural Australia.
The Beef Australia Rabobank Young Ambassadors Awards are held every three years and provide young people the opportunity to test their skills and knowledge of the beef industry. The next award will be presented in early 2012.
Please call the Australia’s Farming Future hotline on 1800 638 746 or email Youth.
12 Nov 2009