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There are many scholarships on offer for students enrolled 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 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 sponsors, 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.


Find out more about the 2016 CAS Hawker Scholarship winners

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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 2017

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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 Warakirri Agricultural Trusts Helen Macpherson Smith Trust - Women in Agriculture RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust (Agribusiness) Warrawidgee Agriculture Sunshine Foundation (Agribusiness) RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders MPH Agriculture Werribee RMA Network 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 Agvance UNCGA Liverpool Plains Sunshine Foundation (Agriculture) Yiddinga Farm Management Warakirri Agricultural Trusts RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust (Agriculture) Warrawidgee Agriculture RASV Scholarship for Emerging Leaders Warrawidgee Farm Management 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 Plasvacc Equiplas Equine Study Virbac Animal Health Equine Management


POSTGRADUATE

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

Holders 2016

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Kirra Bourke
Equine 

Australian Equestrian

 




Samuel Jackson
Agriculture 

Australian Farm Management

 




Lachlan Brown
Agriculture 

Agvance UNCGA

 




Lucy Morrissey
Agribusiness 

Bill Ruse Memorial

 




Sam Bunge
Agriculture 

Dr Alastair MacKenzie

 




Sean Wright
Agriculture 

Herefords Australia

 




Jake Taylor
Agribusiness 

Hazeldean Livestock Production

 




Sam Sedgwick
Agriculture 

Ingleby Farm Management

 




Oliver Vidor
Agriculture 

Ingleby Farm Management

 




Josephine Webb
Agriculture 

JBS Australia

 




Ellie Hays
Agribusiness 

Lowes Petroleum Bursary (Agribusiness)

 




Jack Courts
Agriculture 

Lowes Petroleum Bursary (Agriculture)

 




Ian Hume
Agribusiness 

Marcus Oldham Bursary

 




Ayla Baker
Equine 

Marcus Oldham Bursary

 




Chloe Ferris
Equine 

Marcus Oldham Bursary

 




Oli Le Lievre
Agribusiness 

MPH Agriculture Werribee

 




James Cornish
Agriculture 

Nick Petersen Memorial

 




Bronte Gorringe
Agriculture 

Nareen Station

 




Lilly Herzer
Equine 

Plasvacc Equiplas

 




Kari Moffat
Agriculture 

RASV Emerging Leaders

 




Elle-Jay Hornery
Agribusiness 

Sunshine Foundation (Agribusiness)

 




Hamish Jannings
Agriculture 

Sunshine Foundation (Agriculture)

 




Eliza Babazogli
Equine 

Virbac Animal Health Equine Management

 




Grace Ives
Agribusiness 

Warrawidgee Agriculture

 




Nicholas Tarca
Agribusiness 

Warakirri Agricultural Trusts

 




Hannah Martindale
Agriculture 

Warrawidgee Farm Management

 




Sophie Bingham
Agribusiness 

HMST Women in Agriculture

 




Boaz Meron
Agribusiness 

Webb Trust (Agribusiness)

 




Sam Durnan
Agriculture 

Webb Trust (Agriculture)

 




Johnathon Waterhouse
Agriculture 

Webb Trust (Agriculture)

 




Katherine Bain
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.

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