The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in partnership with industry sponsors, provides an annual $10,000 bursary over two years and professional development opportunities for eligible university students.
The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship also offers students annual industry work placements, access to industry leaders, professional development assistance and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
Students studying the following agriculture-related degrees are eligible to apply:
- Agricultural Science
- Rural Science
- Livestock/Animal Science
- Veterinary Science
- Plant Science
- Agricultural Economics
- Resource Management
- Food Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) with major studies and subject selections relevant to, and aligned with, agriculture
AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholar, Emma Moss, is currently studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture at University of Queensland and has been on the program for two years.
“The Horizon Scholarship program has given me the confidence and has given me a way to channel my passion for agriculture into things that will make a genuine difference. I have had so many amazing experiences over the last two years, from speaking at evokeAG 2019 as a Future Young Leader, being involved at EKKA through my sponsor, Meat and Livestock Australia, and being invited to present at schools – the confidence I have gained through the program has really helped me embrace these opportunities and put myself out there more,” said Ms Moss.
The Horizon Scholarship program assisted Ms Moss with work placements across the Northern Territory.
“Most of my work placements have been in areas that are quite expensive to get to, so I probably wouldn’t have been able to complete them without the assistance that the Horizon Scholarship program provides. I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have been exposed to, and for the amazing people I’ve met who have shown me different ways to think about agriculture.