In partnership with industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:
- a bursary of $5000 per year for the first two years of your degree
- professional development workshops
- annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
- opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events
The 2018 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship brochure contains further information on recent changes to the program, and the benefits students receive.
To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time in their first year of an agriculture-related degree at an Australian university with a maximum two-year gap between high school and tertiary study.
IN ADDITION, in 2018 there are three additional and unique scholarships on offer, targeting students in their final two years of study within a financial services discipline with a keen interest in agriculture. This scholarship is known as the 2018 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, sponsored by Westpac. The application process and benefits remain the same for this scholarship.
Suitable degrees include, but are not limited to: Agricultural Science, Rural Science, Livestock/Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agribusiness, Plant Science, Agricultural Economics, Resource Management, Sustainability, Food Security, Agricultural Economics.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record.
Recipients will be required to attend the workshop (held in the first week of July in 2018), and complete two weeks of work placement each year of the scholarship. Reasonable costs associated with these activities are covered by the program.
Applications are now open and close at 5.00pm AEDT, Friday 23 February 2018.