Applications have opened for the 2018 Greenham GOTAFE Dairy Scholarship with enthusiastic students aged between 17 and 45 encouraged to apply.
The scholarship, now in its 18th year, is open to those with immediate family members, sharefarmers, employees or interns of those who have sold cattle to H.W. Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd during 2017 eligible to apply.
A prize of $12000 will be awarded to help the successful recipient undertake further education related to any sector of the dairy and related industries.
H.W. Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd executive chairman Peter Greenham said the partnership with GOTAFE reflected the company’s long-standing commitment to education, innovation and the Australian dairy industry.
‘‘It’s very important that younger people see a future for themselves in the industry. We have built our business on servicing the dairy sector and we want to see it prosper to help build strong regional communities and local economies,’’ Mr Greenham said.
The 2017 recipient, Matthew DeCicco, 23, of Merrigum, is currently in his fifth year of veterinary science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and said the scholarship allowed him to undertake an exclusive four-week placement at Cornell University in the United States.
Scholarship applications will be assessed by a panel of three independent judges from industry and education sectors.
■Applications are now open and close on Tuesday, January 30.
Greenham GOTAFE Dairy Scholarship application forms and information sheets are available by emailing scholarships@ greenham.com.au or visiting www.greenham.com.au