Are you a young person, passionate about agriculture, with a keen interest in the future of agriculture and ready to expand your networks and learn new skills?
If so, the RIRDC Horizon Scholarship could be for you!
Developed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, the RIRDC Horizon Scholarship offers a pathway for university graduates to embark on a diverse number of pathways in agriculture, including disciplines like biochemistry, agricultural engineering, in-field agronomy, policy advice, investment analysis, and industrial relations to name just a few.
With the pressures on agricultural production to address the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing global population and with a changing climate affecting productivity, agriculture will become an increasingly valuable career pathway with a high take up of new technology and innovation.
Rozzie O’Reilly is a recent recipient of a RIRDC Horizon Scholarship. When she finishes her Bachelor of Animal Science degree at the end of 2014, she intends to work as a nutritionist, combining knowledge from genetics and animal nutrition to optimise livestock production.
But unlike a lot of university students, Rozzie already has in-depth experience of her chosen career path, and agriculture in general, thanks to this Scholarship.
As well as providing an annual bursary of $5000, the scholarship has exposed Rozzie to industry placements and filled her contact book with the names of industry peers and mentors from across Australia. More
The Horizon Scholarship is open to students entering their first year of university and studying a degree related to agriculture, such as agricultural science, rural science, livestock/animal science, veterinary science or agribusiness.
Applications open annually on 1 November.
For more information and an application form visit http://www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon or call RIRDC on 02 6271 4100.