|Category||Needs (Financial) and Aptitude||Industry||Production Agriculture (General)|
|Eligibility||Available to applicants enrolled or intending to enrol in Year 1 of the Agriculture Program or Year 1 of the Agribusiness Program. The scholarship is available to Australian Students who wish to pursue a career in production agriculture within Australia. Applicants will need to demonstrate a genuine need for financial support.|
|Supported by||Warrawidgee Pastoral Company.
The property is situated at Skipton in the Western Districts of Victoria, approximately 1 hour North West of Geelong.
The property runs a mixed farming operation, with mainly fine to medium wool Merino sheep along with a prime lamb flock. There is a significant amount of cropping undertaken on the property.
The owner wants to encourage young people into farm management as a profession and is strongly committed to supporting their education through Marcus Oldham.
|The applicant must demonstrate a real need for financial assistance to attend Marcus Oldham and have a real desire to become involved in production agriculture upon graduation.
The funds will be allocated on the basis of $7,500 in Year 1 of study and $7,500 in the following academic year.
|Application Close Date||22/08/2017||Interviews Held||21/09/2017|
|Scholarship Question(s)||1. Describe in no more than 500 words why you are wanting to become involved in production agriculture within Australia.
2. Describe in no more than 500 words why you are in need of financial support to attend Marcus Oldham.