AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.
About the program
In partnership with industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university by providing:
- A bursary of $5000 per year for the final two years of your degree
- Professional development workshops
- Annual industry work placements aligned with the scholar’s areas of interest and their sponsor’s industry
- Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
Applications for 2024 Horizon Scholarship are now open!
Join our Q&A Session
AgriFutures will be hosting a Q&A session for the 2024 Horizon Scholarship. This will be held on Thursday, 14 December 2023.
Who Can Apply
To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time in their last two years of an agriculture-related undergraduate degree at an Australian university.
Our research shows that Horizon Scholars are typically two to three years ahead of other university graduates in terms of their career readiness and industry networks.
Previously, the Horizon Scholarship program was eligible to students that were in their first two years of tertiary studies. Now, the Horizon Scholarship is offered to students in their last years of study, to best connect students with industry networks and giving them this continued advantage when entering the workforce.
Suitable degrees include, but are not limited to:
- 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
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and tertiary academic record to date.
Recipients will be required to attend the workshop (held in July 2024), and complete two weeks of work placement each year of the scholarship. Reasonable costs associated with these activities are covered by the program.
Please email email@example.com for any scholarship queries. Any enquiries should be made personally by the applicant.
How To Apply
Applications for the 2024 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship open on Monday, 20 November 2023.
Applications are completed and submitted through an online application portal. In addition to the application questions, applicants must also provide a reference letter and a copy of their academic transcript. These can be attached to the application form and submitted online.
|Monday 20 November 2023||Applications open|
|Friday, 12 January 2024||Applications close (5pm AEDT)|
|January – February 2024||Applications reviewed and shortlisted. A shortlist will be provided to sponsors for further review.|
|February 2024||Phone interviews with shortlisted students|
|March 2024||Successful students notified|
|April 2024||Announcement of 2024 Horizon Scholars|
|July 2024||2024 Horizon Scholarship Workshop|
Coordinator, Capacity Building
Meet our past and present Horizon Scholars and find out why they have chosen to pursue a career in agriculture.
Horizon Scholars videos
Horizon Scholar, Matt Rogan - Why I love ag (studying BAg at UQ, sponsored by Sugar Research Australia)
Horizon Scholars videos
Horizon Scholar, Jordy Kitschke (studying Agricultural Science at Adelaide Uni, sponsored by GRDC)