In 2018, Riverine Plains 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 was 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 studies.
Now coming in to its fourth year, the John Hanrahan Scholarship has provided support to four talented students, including Mitchell Priestly (2019), Sophie Hanna and Lachlan Quibell (both 2020), with the 2021 recipient recently announced as Jessica Ryan.
Following a recent review of the application process, the decision has been made to defer the opening of applications for the 2022 John Hanrahan Scholarship until 1 April, 2022 (applications were previously expected to open during July, 2021). Further information will be available from this page closer to this date.
Applications for the 2022 Scholarship will be open for 6 weeks from 1 April – mid May, 2022, to current second year Agriculture or Agribusiness degree or diploma students. Applicants must be studying full-time and be an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
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.
Note: Both the John Hanrahan Scholarship and the Uncle Tobys Scholarship are administered through the Riverine Plains Scholarship Fund.