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Tertiary scholarships available for rural students

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October 26, 2017

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation is calling upon aspiring students from dairy communities to apply for 2018 Tertiary Scholarships.   

Four scholarships, of $10,000 per annum for two years, will be provided to students commencing study at university or TAFE in 2018, in a field that will support the Victorian dairy industry and its communities in the future.   

Gardiner Dairy Foundation Chairman, Dr Bruce Kefford, said that investing in emerging rural leaders will allow the Gardiner Dairy Foundation to support the long-term future of the dairy industry.  

“We are pleased to be able to support young people from dairying communities by providing these Scholarships.   

“The Tertiary Scholarships program plays a vital role in helping talented individuals have the opportunity to access tertiary education and this investment will enable a positive impact on dairy communities through the skills they gain,” said Dr Kefford.    

Eligible scholars must meet the below requirements:

• Pursuing a career through their chosen course that will either directly benefit the dairy industry and/or benefit dairy communities

• Commencing their first year of full-time tertiary study in 2018 (university or TAFE)

• Required to move away from home to take up their chosen course

• Must be an Australian citizen  

Applications for the Tertiary Scholarships program are now open until 5pm Sunday, 29 October 2017. Application forms and further information is available via the follow link: www.gardinerfoundation.com.au/current-projects-community#TertScholars.

Completed forms are to be submitted via scholarships@gardinerfoundation.com.au  

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