2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship winners announced

06.04.20

AgriFutures Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of its Horizon Scholarship, a program designed to kick start the next generation’s careers in agriculture.

The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship provides its scholars with $10,000 over two years, thanks to ongoing support from industry sponsors, which provides assistance with study and living expenses for the final two years of the students’ agricultural related degree. Additionally, students also receive professional development workshops and work placements, connection with their sponsors, access to industry leaders and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey congratulates the 14 students from across Australia on their success and welcomes the next generation of Australian agriculture to the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship program.

“We are thrilled to welcome our 2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship winners, selected from a talented pool of over 85 applicants. It is very exciting to see the quality, passion and drive coming into our industries.

“Our scholarship program also creates a unique opportunity for students to experience career pathways they may not have otherwise been exposed to, which helps to set them up for a long and successful and career in agriculture,” said Mr Harvey.

Students are carefully paired with an industry sponsor that aligns with their career aspirations and industry experience. Support from sponsors is key to the program’s success and assists students in expanding their networks and learning new skills relevant to a career in their chosen field. 2020 Sponsors include the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), Australian Eggs, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Dairy Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Hort Innovation, Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC), McCaughey Memorial Institute, AgriFutures Rice Extension Program and AgriFutures Australia.

Mr Harvey thanks new and returning Horizon sponsors and acknowledges their significant contribution to the program, particularly in offering student’s valuable exposure to the agricultural sector.

“The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship would not be possible without our sponsors. Not only do they support the scholars financially, but they also provide an invaluable network for the next generation of agricultural leaders with industry organisations and commercial enterprises.

“I encourage scholars to make the most of the opportunities their Horizon journey offers. They will have the opportunity meet industry professionals, participate in valuable work placements and attend workshops that will open doors to a successful career in their chosen field,” said Mr Harvey.

All students involved with the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship program will attend a four day workshop in July focused on leadership and personal development. The workshop will feature special guest speakers, industry experts, field trips and also provide the opportunity to network, meet sponsors and discuss innovations and challenges in the agricultural sector.

Hear what past and present scholarship recipients have to say about their Horizon Scholarship experience at: www.agrifutures.com.au/horizon

2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship sponsors: Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), Australian Eggs, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Dairy Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Hort Innovation, Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC), McCaughey Memorial Institute, AgriFutures Rice Extension Program and AgriFutures Australia.

2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship recipients

Name University Sponsor
Andrew Gray University of New England AgriFutures Australia
Angie Molyneaux Charles Sturt University GRDC
Anna Horton University of New England AgriFutures Australia
Courtney Bailey University of Southern Queensland AgriFutures Australia
Elizabeth Argue University of New England AgriFutures Australia
Emma Moss University of Queensland MLA
Gilbert Rayner University of New South Wales  GRDC
Indiana Rhind University of Southern Queensland CRCNA
James Peacock University of Queensland Australian Eggs
Julia Payne La Trobe University Dairy Australia
Liam Donaldson University of Queensland  GRDC
Rebekah Ash University of Queensland CRCNA
Samarah Thrift University of New England AWI
William Hyem Australian National University  GRDC

 

Media enquiries:
Brooke Croft

AgriFutures Australia
Manager, Capacity Building 

0409 611 633 | brooke.croft@agrifutures.com.au