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Seven Sydney recipients of the Horizon Scholarship announced


17 April 2014

Seven undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environgment from the University of Sydney have been awarded a coveted Horizon Scholarship.

Now in its fifth year, the Horizon Scholarship is designed to promote the dynamic and diversified number of career pathways that agriculture offers students entering tertiary education, while helping to address the chronic shortage of trained professionals entering primary industries. This year, 16 scholarships were awarded to students studying for degrees such as agricultural science and animal and rural sciences across Australia.

Under the Scholarship industry and government sponsors support the students throughout the course of their undergraduate studies by providing them with a financial bursary and professional support in the form of mentoring, professional development workshops and industry placement.

The 2014 Horizon Scholarship students, the degree they are studying and their sponsors are:


Sam Johnston, Forbes, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Agriculture Economics, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation


Felicity Taylor, Moree, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Agriculture Economics, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation


Georgia Campbell, Freshwater, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation


Finnlay Cowden, Harden, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Grains Research and Development Corporation


Delayne Sternbeck-Rutter, Batemans Bay, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Resource Economics, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation


Samuel Coggins, Canberra, ACT

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Sydney

Sponsor: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation


Jack Scifleet, Binnaway, NSW

Studying: Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney

Sponsor: ANZ