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Rural Bank Scholarships

Rural Bank supports the next generation of rural leaders by providing scholarships to first-time undergraduate students.


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Can we support you to be the next leader in ag?

Rural Bank is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in agriculture. We offer financial support through our scholarship program. Each year we seek first-time tertiary students focussing their studies on agriculture, agribusiness or related fields.

If you’re committed to the success of Australian agriculture, we want to hear from you!

Our program assists those offered a place at an Australian university, ag college or TAFE for the first time. You must be undertaking an ag-related degree. We’ll support your study-related expenses for one year and subject to academic results and course duration, the scholarship can be extended for a second year.

Understanding your plan to contribute to the Australian ag industry will be key, especially in our local communities.

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Rural Bank Alumni

Our Scholarship Alumni program commenced in 1992. Members are recipients of Rural Bank or Rural Finance Scholarships. 

They've completed, or are undertaking agricultural tertiary studies. Our program aims nurture this cohort.

Alumni members have achieved success in their chosen field. They contribute to agriculture in rural communities. They remain passionate about agriculture, despite moving onto different careers. 

The program aims to:

  1. Foster excellence in agriculture and
  2. Encourage further education and development

All Scholarship recipients may become alumni. The group form an exceptional resource of knowledge and experience.

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Things you should know

Rural Bank Agribusiness Scholarships are provided by Rural Bank and administered by the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited Scholarship Program. Rural Bank is a division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178, AFSL 237879, The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo VIC 3550.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present as it is their knowledge and experience that holds the key to the success of future generations.

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