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2016 Rural Bank Scholarship Recipients

Applications were received from all over the country and three of regional Australia’s brightest and best agriculture-bound students have been awarded prestigious Rural Bank Scholarships to help kick-start their careers in the Australian sector.

Introducing our recipients for the 2016 Rural Bank Scholarship Program:

Wave Camp

Wave Camp – Derby, WA
Studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Wave has grown up living and working on the family-owned Kimberley cattle station in Derby, Western Australia.

She completed most of her schooling via distance education in Broome. She has a passion for the northern cattle and equine industry, and is keen to return to the rural northern area upon completion of her studies at Charles Sturt University.

Living in a remote location has posed logistical challenges for Wave and the consequential financial and personal implications that will result from her move across Australia are inevitable. However, Wave is excited about the opportunity to study at a renowned institution that will provide her with the education and skills to make a positive contribution to the agriculture sector as a rural veterinarian.

Wave is passionate about Australian agriculture and hopes to educate consumers about the industry (in particular the live cattle export) and how it can continue to grow and prosper into the future.

Eden Faulkner

Eden Faulkner – Tomakin, NSW
Studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.

Eden is the eldest of three children. To attend University she is due to move more than 2,500kms from home, which will add significant financial pressure to her family environment.

Eden has a keen interest in many aspects of Australian agriculture but particularly in genetics and artificial insemination. She would like to work as a veterinarian with large animals focusing on the area of animal reproduction.

Eden hopes to assist producers with improving the impacts on animal health and well-being with a focus on the dairy industry. Following her tertiary studies, Eden plans to gain initial experience in regional veterinarian practices and specialise in large animal care before establishing her own practice.

Bradley Doak

Bradley Doak – Bundarra, NSW
Studying a Bachelor of Agriculture/ Bachelor of Business at University of New England, Armidale, NSW.

Bradley comes from a family sheep and cattle property in New South Wales and has always strived to pursue a career in agriculture.

Bradley has developed a keen interest in the beef industry having attended a number of youth beef camps/stampedes and other agricultural related events as a young adult.

He plans to utilise his studies to contribute to Australia’s ability to produce high quality beef for both domestic and international markets. Bradley is passionate about livestock production and hopes to increase productivity and efficiency in the industry.

Bradley’s family has faced significant challenges, which was a contributing factor to selecting a University within close proximity of home so as to continue to support the family and the farm.