Agricultural Scholarships are now available from Riverine Plains

Applications now open for 2023 Riverine Plains Scholarship Program

Riverine Plains Inc invites tertiary students working towards a degree or diploma in agriculture, agribusiness or engineering to apply for one of five scholarships being offered by the group in 2023.

The 2023 Riverine Plains Scholarship Program includes the Alvan Blanch Australia, Corteva Agriscience, Hanrahan Family and Uncle Tobys Scholarships.

While each of the 2023 scholarships have a slightly different focus, they are designed to either support students in their agriculture-related studies or encourage talented young people to live and work in the Riverine Plains region.

Riverine Plains has been helping support students since the John Hanrahan Scholarship was established in honour of the late John Hanrahan from Coreen, in 2018.

The Hanrahan Family Scholarship (in memory of John Hanrahan) is now coming in to its fifth year and has so far has provided financial support, work experience and other opportunities to local students Mitchell Priestly (2019), Sophie Hanna and Lachlan Quibell (2020), Jessica Ryan (2021) and James White (2022).

The Scholarship came full circle last year when Riverine Plains employed former scholar, Sophie Hanna, as a Livestock Project Officer, which shows the power of scholarships to create local connections and bring young people back to the region.

In 2023, the Hanrahan Family Scholarship will continue its focus on recognising and encouraging agricultural excellence through its support of a second-year agriculture or agribusiness degree or diploma student from the Riverine Plains.

Riverine Plains is also excited to announce a new scholarship partnership with Alvan Blanch Australia. This includes two new scholarships which aim to attract and encourage students with an interest in engineering or crop production to bring their knowledge and skills to the Riverine Plains region post-study.

The Corteva Agriscience Scholarship was established in 2022 with a plant breeding and agronomy focus. The 2023 scholarship aims to support a second or third year student enrolled in an agriculture or agribusiness degree or diploma course, or who is undertaking another course of study that demonstrates a passion for agriculture (i.e law, sustainability).

The Uncle Tobys Scholarship was established in 2021 to support future leaders in agriculture. Students enrolled in an agriculture or agribusiness degree or diploma course, especially those with an interest in oats, are eligible to apply in 2023.

Applications for the 2023 Alvan Blanch Australia, Corteva Agriscience, Hanrahan Family, and Uncle Tobys Scholarships close 22 June, 2023.

Each scholarship includes a bursary of $5,000, access to work experience, networking and mentoring opportunities with either Riverine Plains or its scholarship partners.

Further information on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at