Rural Bank supports the next generation of rural leaders by providing scholarships to first-time undergraduate students.
Rural Bank Scholarships
There’s a lot of disadvantages living this far out of the city.
It’s definitely important that people, especially students from the country have the same opportunities if not more than people that live in the city.
We’ve got the big dilemma of travel.
The scholarships given me a lot more time to focus on my studies as well as things outside of school.
And I can get involved with the agricultural community.
Agriculture would have to be the most important industry that we have globally, not just in Australia.
What I love most about agriculture and farming is the people and connections we make with each other.
I think there’s definitely a divide between the older generation of agriculture and the younger generations.
So it’s really important we get young people involved again.
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.
Applications open in December each year.
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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:
- Foster excellence in agriculture and
- 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.