Rural Bank supports the next generation of rural leaders by providing scholarships to first-time undergraduate students.
Studying in 2023?
Rural Bank has a focus of supporting the next generation of leaders in agriculture, by offering financial support in the form of scholarships.
We will be seeking first time tertiary students looking to pursue studies in agriculture, agribusiness or related fields and who are committed to the success of Australian agriculture.
We want them to show they plan to contribute to the Australian agriculture industry, in our rural and regional communities. We’re also looking to support Indigenous students who are passionate about our industry and are keen to make a difference to the future of Australian ag.
The program will assist outstanding students from rural or regional areas, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university, ag college or TAFE for the first time in 2023. Students must be undertaking an agri-related degree.
Rural Bank’s Scholarship Program supports students’ study-related expenses. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year and, subject to academic results, the scholarship can be extended for a second year of study.
Applications for our 2023 Scholarship Program will open December 2022.
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Meet our current scholarship recipients
12 students are moving forward with their education thanks to Rural Bank scholarships!
Rural Bank Alumni
Our Scholarship Alumni program commenced in 1992 and continues to grow with 181 students past and present, who were either recipients of Rural Bank or Rural Finance Scholarships.
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.