After a successful inaugural launch in 2018, applications for the 2019 Gary Sansom Scholarship are now open.
The Gary Sansom Scholarship identifies high quality students and, with the support of a generous bursary, allows one successful candidate to foster a career pathway in the chicken meat industry and support their industry-relevant research.
The Scholarship is named in honour of the late Gary Sansom. Mr Sansom was a former AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Advisory Panel Chair and was the Australian Chicken Meat Federation President.
AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Research and Innovation, Michael Beer said the Scholarship supports Mr Sansom’s vision for the industry – to ensure it is valued and respected by all sectors of the Australian community.
“It’s important that the Scholarship is awarded to someone who is passionate about the chicken meat industry and wants the industry to thrive into the future,” said Mr Beer.
University of Adelaide Honours student Ashlee Morgan was the recipient of the inaugural 2018 Gary Sansom Scholarship. Her research project aims to understand the factors for attracting and retaining youth in the poultry industry, a key focus of the AgriFutures™ Chicken Meat Program.