In 2018, Riverine Plains Inc, launched the John Hanrahan Scholarship to recognise and encourage agricultural excellence in the Riverine Plains region.
The Scholarship is named in honour of John Hanrahan, a successful and experienced farmer and respected community member from Coreen, who passed away suddenly in 2014.
Through a generous donation made by the Hanrahan family, Riverine Plains Inc has been able to establish the Scholarship in John’s name to honour his passion for farming, his thirst for knowledge and his sense of community.
The Scholarship, which is awarded annually, aims to support a local second year student through their agriculture or agribusiness bachelor or diploma degree studies.
Applications for the 2018 Scholarship have closed, with the inaugural recipient of the 2018 Scholarship to be announced at the Riverine Plains Inc 20th Anniversary dinner during March 2019.
The 2018 Scholarship recipient will be awarded a bursary of $5,000, access to work experience opportunities (with either Riverine Plains Inc, its partner organisation FAR Australia or through our networks), free access to all Riverine Plains events, as well as mentoring by a current board member.
Information regarding applications for the 2019 John Hanrahan Scholarship will be available from this website in early winter 2019.
The 2019 Scholarship will be open to first year Agriculture or Agribusiness degree or diploma students, who will be entering their second year of studies in 2020. Students aged between 18 and 30 from the Riverine Plains region of north eastern Victoria and the southern Riverina region of NSW will be eligible to apply.
The Scholarship has been recognised by the Australian Taxation Office to provide Deductible Gift Recipient status. For information on how to make a tax deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund please contact the Riverine Plains Inc office on 03 5744 1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.