Marcus Oldham College

Scholarships

Background

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There are many scholarships on offer for students enrolled or intending to enroll in the Agriculture, Agribusiness and Equine Management Courses at Marcus Oldham which offers direct financial assistance towards students' fees.

Scholarships are aimed at providing financial assistance towards the tuition or residential fee for the respective course and are generally available for the first year of study and in some cases for subsequent years. 

These scholarships have been made available through the generous support of corporate and philanthropic organisations, friends and families within the agricultural, agribusiness and horse industries.

See the AVAILABLE tab above for information on application closing dates and when interviews will be conducted. New scholarships may be added throughout the year, so keep referring to the site for more information.


Learn more about the 2017 CAS Hawker Scholarship winner


Advantages

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Not Necessarily Academically Based

Scholarships do not necessarily go to applicants who have excelled academically at Secondary School. They are awarded to people based on personal qualities and to those who are likely to make a valuable contribution to the agricultural and equine industries in the future. Scholarships are also available to those who would not normally be able to undertake an education at Marcus Oldham College because of financial constraints.     

Better than a Loan

Scholarships directly reduce the cost of the tuition which means that there may be a significantly reduced FEE-HELP obligation following graduation.

Other Benefits of a Scholarship

In some cases a scholarship may assist in finding work with a sponsoring organization. Being able to note on a CV that you hold a scholarship could also assist with further job opportunities. A scholarship can also assist in building further contacts through greater networking opportunities.

Obligation Free

In most cases scholarships do not bind you to working for the sponsoring organization. 

Available 2018

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We have a number of scholarships available to each of our courses. Please click on a scholarship to see more information about it.

AGRIBUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Industry 1st
Year
Other
Years
Value
($)
Closing
Date
Interview
Date
 Status
APAL New Horizons Hazeldean Livestock Production Yiddinga Farm Management Golden Egg Farms Warakirri Agricultural Trusts Helen Macpherson Smith Trust - Women in Agriculture RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust (Agribusiness) Warrawidgee Agriculture Sunshine Foundation (Agribusiness) RMA Network RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders Bill Ruse Memorial Yulgilbar Travel Awards (Undergraduate)

 

AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Industry 1st
Year
Other
Years
Value
($)
Closing
Date
Interview
Date
 Status
JBS Australia Australian Farm Management Dr Alastair Mackenzie Hazeldean Livestock Production Ingleby Farm Management Sunshine Foundation (Agriculture) Yiddinga Farm Management Te Mania Angus Golden Egg Farms Warakirri Agricultural Trusts RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust (Agriculture) Warrawidgee Agriculture Warrawidgee Farm Management Wealthcheck Mutooroo Pastoral Company RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders Bill Ruse Memorial Nick Petersen Memorial Yulgilbar Travel Awards (Undergraduate)

 

EQUINE MANAGEMENT

Scholarship Industry 1st
Year
Other
Years
Value
($)
Closing
Date
Interview
Date
 Status
Australian Equestrian Australian Thoroughbred


POSTGRADUATE

Scholarship Industry 1st
Year
Other
Years
Value
($)
Closing
Date
Interview
Date
 Status
Yulgilbar Travel Awards (Postgraduate)

Holders 2017

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Nicholas Thomas
Agriculture 

Australian Farm Management

 




Georgia Buchholz
Agriculture 

Dr Alastair Mackenzie

 




Jack Bartels
Agribusiness 

APAL New Horizons

 




Alexandra Kennedy-McDonald
Equine Management 

Australian Thoroughbred

 




Darcey Sheil
Agriculture 

Nick Petersen Memorial

 




Kody Hall
Agriculture 

CBA Scholarship

 




Forbes Boydell
Agriculture 

Hazeldean Livestock production

 




Georgia White
Agriculture 

Ingleby Farm Management

 




Braden Davey
Agriculture 

Ingleby Farm Management

 




Thomas Griggs
Agriculture 

Bill Ruse Memorial

 




Jack Littler
Agribusiness 

Lowes Petroleum (Agribusiness)

 




Katherine Bain
Agribusiness 

RASV

 




Simon Gabb
Agribusiness 

MPH Agriculture Werribee

 




Timothy Houston
Agriculture 

Te Mania Angus Stud

 




Tom Sheahan
Equine Management 

Plasvacc Equiplas Equine Studies

 




Laura Wishart
Agriculture 

JBS Australia

 




Jake Taylor
Agribusiness 

RMA Network

 




Rebecca Kelly
Agribusiness 

Sunshine Foundation (Agribusiness)

 




George Murray
Agriculture 

Sunshine Foundation (Agriculture)

 




Jaime Cliff
Equine Management 

Australian Equestrian

 




Logan Brown
Equine Management 

Virbac Animal Health Equine Management

 




Rudelle Anderson
Agriculture 

Warrawidgee (Agriculture)

 




Grace Ives
Agribusiness 

Warrawidgee Agriculture

 




Luke Mayne
Agriculture 

Warrawidgee Farm Management

 




Damon Humphris
Agriculture 

Warakirri Agricultural Trusts

 




Jeremy Lush
Agriculture 

Warrawidgee (Farm Management)

 




Luke Chaplain
Agribusiness 

Webb (Agribusiness)

 




Margo Sullivan
Agriculture 

Webb (Agriculture)

 




William Hicks
Agriculture 

Webb (Agriculture)

 




Lucy Fenton
Agribusiness 

Yiddinga Farm Management

 



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Written application


Scholarship applications are to include the following three items:
  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) / resume, including name, address, phone number, email, gender, date of birth, full education history, full employment history and contact details of at least two referees (if applying for a 1st year scholarship also include official Year 12 results and university enter score). 
    Note: for all Equine Management related scholarships also include two colour photographs of yourself riding/handling horses with your name on the back
  2. A typed essay (of no more than 500 words) answering the specific scholarship question, with the essay question and your name at the top.  Information about each scholarship, including the scholarship question, can be found by clicking on each of the scholarships in the Scholarship Table.
  3. A typed essay (of no more than 100 words) answering the generic College question:
    "What are your goals and aspirations for the future", with your name at the top.

Additional Notes and Variations

  • For the Webb Scholarships additional information is required and due to the nature of the specific scholarship questions, the general College question need not be answered - see specific scholarships below for details.
  • Webb Trust (Agriculture) - Webb Trust (Agribusiness)

  • Applications can be submitted for more than one scholarship, but applicants can only be the recipient of one scholarship in any one academic year. If applying for multiple scholarships, one copy of your CV and one copy of your College essay is sufficient.

Submission


Applications are to be received at Marcus Oldham College by no later than 5.00pm Victorian time, on the scholarship close date.

Applications may be submitted via:
  • Email: Scholarship Coordinator
  • Fax: (03)  5244 1263 made attention to Scholarship Coordinator
  • Post: Scholarship Coordinator, Marcus Oldham College, Private Bag 116, Geelong Mail Centre, Vic, 3221

Note: if submitting by post, please do not submit in a folder or use plastic sleeves.  A staple in the left hand top corner is sufficient.

Process

The following process is followed:

  • Acknowledgement of the receipt of the written application will be by email or mailed to the address on the CV
  • Applicants who are short listed for an interview will be advised approximately 21 days prior to the interview date
  • Interviews will be conducted at the College on the dates specified for each scholarship (Note: the College does not conduct scholarship interviews via telephone - with the exception of international applicants)
  • The successful applicant will receive a Scholarship Letter of Offer and will need to advise the College in writing of acceptance of the scholarship and obligations as a recipient within 7 days of written notification
  • The value of the scholarship will be deducted from the fees in the appropriate academic years(s) unless otherwise agreed to by the College.

In awarding scholarships there are a number of additional factors taken into consideration at the interview including committment to the agricultural or horse industry, personal presentation, academic performance and ability to communicate.

In the opinion of the interview panel, if no applicants are deemed to meet the selection criteria, scholarships may not be awarded.

The College reserves the right to extend the closing and interview dates.