Agricultural Science Student Wins RIRDC Scholarship

14 April 2011

One of the Faculty's first year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture students, Richard Quigley has been awarded an Investing in Youth Undergraduate Studentship Program 2011 Scholarship by the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation. He is being sponsored by Woolworths.

The program provides students with financial and professional support for the tenure of their undergraduate studies. The financial support comprises of a $5,000 Bursary, while the professional support includes a mentoring partnership to support them with the studies, career advice and direction: the leadership skills workshop to support them with new skills and knowledge and an opportunity to connect up with their valued sponsors, with other students and with rural industry leaders: and industry placement to expose them to the diversity of fields of primary industries and potential career pathways.

The 2011 Investing in Youth program attracted an outstanding 77 applications in total, from across all states and interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in agricultural and veterinary science across universities. The level of interest and the consistency of interest across states is an indication of the commitment stakeholders have to the program and the continuation of the program. The program of course would not be possible without the critical financial and strategic support of the RIRDC sponsors.

Contact: Dr Lucy Buxton

Phone: 02 8627 1005

Email: 0b4150237a15071c22573b30304111040b166154370d480b07