Local tertiary students working towards a degree or diploma in agriculture or agribusiness have until midnight on Wednesday 22 June, 2022 to apply for the 2022 John Hanrahan and Uncle Tobys Scholarships
Both Scholarships are intended to recognise and encourage agricultural excellence in the Riverine Plains region and to support local students through their studies.
The John Hanrahan Scholarship was established by Riverine Plains in honour of the late John Hanrahan from Coreen, whose community spirit, passion for agriculture and thirst for knowledge was renowned.
The Scholarship is now coming in to its fourth year and has already provided financial support, work experience and other opportunities to four local students including Mitchell Priestly (2019), Sophie Hanna and Lachlan Quibell (both 2020), and Jessica Ryan (2021).
Riverine Plains also partnered with Uncle Tobys during 2021 to deliver the Inaugural Uncle Tobys Scholarship, which was awarded to Thomas Hatty, and the group is pleased to be able to again deliver this scholarship for 2022 to support future leaders in agriculture.
Applications for the 2022 John Hanrahan and Uncle Tobys Scholarships are open to current first year Agriculture or Agribusiness Degree or Diploma students who will be commencing their second year of study in 2023.
Both Scholarships include a bursary of $5,000, access to work experience, networking and mentoring opportunities with either Riverine Plains through the John Hanrahan Scholarship, or directly with Uncle Tobys through the Uncle Tobys Scholarship.
Students aged between 18 and 30 from the Riverine Plains region of north-eastern Victoria and the southern Riverina region of NSW are eligible to apply.