Scholarship Terms, conditions, and eligibility
For the John Hanrahan Scholarship and the Uncle Tobys Scholarship
The John Hanrahan Scholarship and Uncle Tobys Scholarship each provides $5,000 over two years to assist with costs associated with studying (textbooks, cost of living etc).
The scholarships are available for first year students beginning their second year of a diploma or degree course in Agriculture, Agricultural Science or Agribusiness during 2023. The bursary will be paid in annual instalments over two years (2023, 2024).
To be eligible:
- Students must be enrolled in an Australian college or university diploma or undergraduate degree course in Agriculture, Agricultural Science or Agribusiness and be studying full-time.
- Be aged between 18 and 30 years.
- Be an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
- Come from the Riverine Plains region – see map below
SCHOLARSHIP CONTINUATION – CONDITIONS
To retain eligibility, the Scholarship recipient must (unless there are exceptional circumstances):
- Remain enrolled in an approved course (proof of enrolment required)
- If the Scholarship recipient wishes to change their course and still retain their scholarship, approval must be applied for in writing to Riverine Plains Inc. before any formal change in study. Riverine Plains Inc. will review each request on a case-by-case basis.
- Maintain a full-time enrolment status. If the student falls below full-time enrolment level, approval must be sought from Riverine Plains Inc. in writing. Any affected Scholarship holder will be advised by Riverine Plains Inc. of any change this may have on their Scholarship.
- If any semester study is undertaken at below full-time enrolment level, approval must be sought in writing from Riverine Plains Inc. Any affected Scholarship holder will be advised by Riverine Plains Inc. of the impact this may have on their Scholarship.
- Maintain acceptable standards of academic progress throughout the nominated course.
- Remain eligible for a Commonwealth supported place at the approved place of study (this means you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident).
- Make every endeavour to engage with the mentor assigned to you by Riverine Plains Inc.
- A scholar who breaches the terms of the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship.
- Recipients may apply for/receive other industry sponsored scholarships whilst receiving the John Hanrahan Scholarship or Uncle Tobys Scholarship, but must inform Riverine Plains Inc.
- All recipients are required to commit to and accept the terms and conditions described above.
- All recipients are required to commit to the activities and reporting requirements of the program. This includes:
- Submitting an annual report of progress and academic results at the conclusion of each semester.
- Submitting proof of enrolment
- Actively participating in communication with your mentor, Riverine Plains Inc. and affiliated organisations.
- Being available to attend and participate in the annual Scholarship Award event.
The bursary, totalling $5,000, will be paid in instalments to the student’s nominated bank account subject to satisfactory completion of course work and proof of ongoing enrolment.
Two payment instalments of $2,500 will be made after the semester one census date for each eligible year of the Scholarship (2023 and 2024).
Scholarship payments will only be made once the scholarship contract has been signed by all parties.
It is the student’s responsibility to declare to Centrelink any scholarship monies awarded.
The Australian Tax office has a “is your scholarship taxable?” tool on their website to assist scholars to determine if their scholarship is taxable. For expert advice contact the Australian Taxation Office or an accountant.