A number of scholarships offered for regional students or for students studying an ag course are closing soon, and local students are encouraged to get their applications in.
The Rural Bank offers a $5000 scholarship for first time tertiary students looking to pursue studies in agriculture, agribusiness or related fields and who are committed to the success of Australian agriculture.
The program will assist outstanding students from rural or regional areas, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university, ag college or TAFE for the first time in 2023. Students must be undertaking an agri-related degree.
The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank offers scholarships worth $6500 for two years to students at Tafe or Uni who have had disadvantage in their life and who are from a regional are or Indigenous. This scholarship is intended to support students with the cost related to getting to Uni or TAFE, including accommodation costs, course costs, study-related materials/equipment, textbooks, tutoring and /or education related travel (within Australia).
Applications for the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank scholarships close this Friday, January 27. Applications for the Rural Bank Scholarships close January 31. You can apply online and browse other scholarships offered by community banks here.
One of the more generous scholarships offered specifically to UNE students studying agriculture has had the deadline for applications extended. The William McIlrath Rural Scholarship is established to encourage and assist rural and regional students to undertake a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of New England, and offers $10,000 in the first year and then $4000 for each year. Applications for this scholarship will be accepted up to Sunday January 29.
UNE has a list of equity scholarships which are still open and taking applications, but will close in the next couple of weeks.
Most universities have similar lists on their websites. Students often don’t apply for scholarships because they don’t think they are eligible or qualify, but all students, particularly first year students, should check the lists and apply for anything they can – have to be in it to win it!