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Rural Bank Scholarships

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

Studying in 2021?

Rural Bank’s 2021 Scholarship Program will open Tuesday 1 December.

Rural Bank has an ongoing focus on supporting youth in agriculture by providing financial support in the form of scholarships to first-time undergraduate students. Scholarship recipients will have chosen agricultural or agribusiness courses which will enable them to contribute to the Australian agricultural industry in rural and regional communities.

Our scholarships aim to assist outstanding but disadvantaged students from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university, college or TAFE for the first time in 2021.

The Scholarship award value is $5,000 per year for maximum of two years / or for the duration of the successful recipient’s course (up to a maximum of 2 years, whichever is the lesser), subject to the criteria set out below and satisfactory academic performance in the first year of study.

The funding aims to support study-related expenses covering such things accommodation costs, course costs, study-related materials/equipment, textbooks, tutoring and /or education related travel (within Australia).

Register your interest

If you would like to receive information about applying for a Rural Bank Scholarship, please submit your details below and we will contact you when applications open.

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Meet our past scholarship recipients

2020 scholarship recipients

Meet our 2020 scholarship recipients. 

2019 scholarship recipients

Meet our 2019 scholarship recipients. 

2018 scholarship recipients

Meet our 2018 scholarship recipients. 

2017 scholarship recipients

Meet our 2017 scholarship recipients. 

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.


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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.

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