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    Applications for the 2020 Peter Westblade Scholarship are now closed. Check back towards the end of 2020 for 2021 scholarships dates

    The Peter westblade Scholarship exists to promote the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands on experience and networking opportunitites to your people aspiring for a caree in this dynamic industry.

    For more information regrding this scholarship and criteria please see the application pack.

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                    Foundation Scholarship       

    Applications for the 2020 RAS Foundation VET Scholarships are now closed. Check back towards the end of 2020 for 2021 scholarships dates

    Applicants for a VET Scholarship must:

    Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited VET (Vocational Education and Training) course at an approved Australian education provider

    Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural NSW

    Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal

    Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

    Note: Students completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be school leavers having completed a minimum of year 10.

    For more information click here                             


    Applications for the 2021 RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship open in July 2020

    Students in regional areas often have to relocate in order to study, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations. Fortunately, assistance in the form of a scholarship can help ease some worries and allow greater freedom to more regularly visit home and lend a hand.

    This is more important than ever, with many RASF Rural Scholarship recipients coming from drought-stricken towns and farms that need all hands helping whenever possible. Many applicants mention the financial burden of needing to return home to help in holidays and the resulting lost opportunity to work.

    Our Rural Scholarship program goes a small way to ensure students from regional areas can chase the same education dreams as students in the city and suburbs.

    Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural communities and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

    Scholarships of $6,000 for full-time study or $3,000 for part-time study are available.
    For more information click here




    Applications for Supporting Women's Leadership development in Farming and Agriculture are now open

    Through the Industry Partnership Framework, WLA works alongside Australian industry to create deeper awareness and action around gender equity. Widespread industry support enables WLA to reduce barriers for participation in its programs through fee discounts, partial scholarships and interest-free study loans.Through the support of a range of associations such as NSW Stud Merino Breeders' Association, we can periodically provide scholarships for women working in the agriculture sector.

    The continuation of the Industry Partnership Framework is contingent upon associations such as yours making your members, networks and staff aware of this opportunity.

    Increasing the representation of female leadership within traditionally male-dominated environments such as the agriculture sector is a high priority focus in 2020, and your advocacy and promotion of these opportunities remains a crucial element in achieving this objective.

    Scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 can now be applied for by women at all management levels across the sector until the end of May. Expressions of interest are being sourced until Friday, 15th May via this link: https://www.wla.edu.au/farmingagriculture.html

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