Applicants answered a series of questions regarding their commitment to agriculture, impact as a leader and career aspirations. Students with a strong awareness of challenges and opportunities within the agricultural sector, combined with specific goals aligned with agriculture, have been earmarked to progress to interview.
RIRDC Managing Director, John Harvey was impressed with the quality of applications for the 2017 scholarship round; further highlighting the future of agriculture is in safe hands.
“Now in its 8th year, the Horizon Scholarship continues to gain momentum and attract quality applicants from across the country. To date we have awarded 84 scholarships supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders,” said Mr Harvey.
“The program offers an unprecedented opportunity for students to connect with industry professionals and kick start their future career.”
The $5,000 per year scholarship gives students studying an ag-related degree the opportunity to immerse themselves in the agricultural sector, learn from industry professionals and undertake work placement to support their career aspirations.