Scholarships for new students

13 September 2010

Its no secret that financial support can go a long way for new students. The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is offering scholarships to assist young people with a passion for economics and science in the areas of environmental sustainability, carbon, water or food security.

The Rural Sustainability Scholarship has been established to support rural students that may have considered moving to Sydney financially prohibitive. This is a three-year scholarship, available to students from a rural or regional area with a passion to undertake a Bachelors degree in our Faculty.

"I've always loved the bush, and I think that agriculture is a growing industry and a really important industry. I'd really like to be part of it," says one scholarship recipient. "The scholarship was exactly what I'd been looking for. I felt that it really related to me, and the opportunity for a place in a residential college was very appealing - I've made lots of friends."

The Environmental Sustainability Scholarship supports students from metropolitan areas wanting to study the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and who may find undertaking a University degree is financially prohibitive.

Professor Mark Adams, the Dean of the Faculty says, "We now have to consider food security, water security and carbon emissions as part of Australia's business proposition. We are committed to helping the sector move towards sustainable practice and to bearing some of the costs required to successfully make this transition."

"The best way to do this is to pass on the research and expertise we've developed to those who can put it into practice a few years down the track. These scholarships affirm our commitment to sustainability as the way ahead for Australia, while recognising the encumbrances in achieving it.".

For more information about Faculty scholarships, please see our Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Contact: Clare Higgins

Phone: 02 8627 1000

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