Scholarships

Rural Finance Scholarships offer agri-students funding of up to $6,000 per year.

The Scholarship program is open to vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate a career commitment to agriculture including farming, consultancy, research, technological and other related services.

For more than 23 years, the Rural Finance Scholarship program has committed over $2.3M to students who strive to be of value to Victorian agriculture, and is recognised as a leading scholarship program supporting the development of Victorian youth.

At the conclusion of their studies, students become members of the Rural Finance Scholarship Alumni, offering opportunities for mentoring and networking.

Meet the 2014 Scholarship recipients

Meet the 2013 Scholarship recipients

Applications close 31 May 2014

Postgraduate Scholarship – Ian Morton Memorial

Description:

The Rural Finance Ian Morton Memorial Scholarship offers payments of up to $6,000 per annum to one recipient for a maximum two-year period while completing postgraduate studies.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Demonstrate Victorian residency over a three-year period prior to the application date
  • Be a first-year postgraduate student (Masters or above) studying a research project or coursework
  • Be under 45 years of age as at 1 January 2014
  • Be studying at a Victorian institution
  • Demonstrate a career commitment that will benefit agriculture.

The application form can be either printed and completed in hand writing or completed online.

Applications close 31 May 2014.

Applications close 31 May 2014

Vocational Education Scholarships

Description:

The Rural Finance Vocational Education Scholarships offer a one-off payment of up to $4,000 to two recipients completing a diploma or advanced diploma.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Demonstrate Victorian residency over a three-year period prior to the application date
  • Be in the first or second year of a diploma or advanced diploma at an accredited institution in Victoria
  • Be under 26 years of age as at 1 January 2014
  • Demonstrate a career commitment that will benefit agriculture.

Studies may include, but are not limited to: agriculture, business, farm management, agronomy, animal technology and horticulture.

The application form can be either printed and completed in hand writing or completed online.

Applications close 31 May 2014.

  • Related Documents:
    Vocational Education Program Application (pdf)
  • Further Information:

    Contact Alana O’Shea at Rural Finance on 03 5448 2600 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Applications close 31 May 2014

Undergraduate Scholarships

Description:

Our Undergraduate Scholarships offer payments of up to $6,000 per annum to six recipients for a maximum three-year period while completing an undergraduate degree course.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Demonstrate Victorian residency over a three-year period prior to the application date
  • Be in the first or second year of an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution in Victoria*
  • Be under 26 years of age as at 1 January 2014
  • Demonstrate a career commitment that will benefit agriculture.

Studies may include, but are not limited to: agriculture, business, food science, forestry, applied science, horticulture, and veterinary science.

*Applications from students studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and Albury will be considered.

The application form can be either printed and completed in hand writing or completed online.

Applications close 31 May 2014.