TERTIARY students across Australia are eligible for the 2008 Blackwood Agricultural Scholarship award launched in WA this week.
The $40,000 scholarship started in late 2005 as a joint sponsorship between Blackwood Murray Grey and KDM Angus principals Milton and Emma Moore, Boyup Brook, AWB Landmark, WAFarmers and Farm Weekly, with auditors Pascoe, Hudson, Broom and Blyth Pty Ltd.
It is open to any student enrolling in an accredited agricultural tertiary degree.
There are four $10,000 scholarships available, one for each study year, with the winners getting annual payments of $2500 when they complete a study year.
Students enrolling in a four-year degree will receive the maximum $10,000 while graduates of a three-year degree get $7500.
Farm Weekly publisher Trevor Emery said his company was also a major employer of young people with a strong rural background or a specific interest in agriculture.
“We have been fortunate at Farm Weekly in recent years to have been able to attract some excellent young people from rural backgrounds to our company, especially in our livestock and editorial departments,” he said.
Farm Weekly’s parent company, Fairfax Media Limited, publishes newspapers throughout metropolitan, rural and regional Australia, New Zealand and the USA, employing more than 11,000 staff.
To enter the 2008 scholarship applicants must complete the nomination form in this week’s Farm Weekly.
Applicants must be available for an interview if required.