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drumMUSTER helps launch $5000 ag’ studies grant competition

Published: 21-10-2013

Australia’s leading provider of agricultural stewardship programs is offering two educational bursary grants to anyone studying or looking to study agricultural related courses next year.

Agsafe and its programs Accreditation & Training, drumMUSTER and ChemClear will offer $2500 to two people looking to furthering their careers in agronomy, agribusiness, farming, quality management, best practice and financial management or other related agricultural fields.

The bursaries are open to everyone. The money can go towards either vocational or tertiary level studies.

Entrants are required to fill out the online application form and submit a 500 word essay on how Agsafe and its programs benefit the farming industry and wider community.

The two best entries will be selected and awarded the education funding.

Agsafe General Manager Martin Shafron said this will be the second year that Agsafe has offered the bursary.

“We’re very excited to continue this opportunity for passionate people who want to have a career or further their careers in agriculture,” he said.

“We know that one of the best ways of boosting Australian agriculture is through education, and providing this bursary will help by taking off some of the financial burden.”

Martin said last year’s winners Brett Barker and Steven Serafin both used the money towards paying off their course costs and text books for their studies in agronomy.

“Brett used the money to pay off some text books and is now in the last year of his Bachelor of Agriculture degree,” he said. “While Steven went on to fund some more units in his Associate Diploma in Agriculture which he does through correspondence.”

The competition will run from 21 October to 20 December 2013. Winners are expected to be announced in January next year.

To enter the bursary or for more information, visit the Bursary page.