Scholarships & Grants


The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions.  

Rural Scholarships support people in tertiary education who demonstrate a passion for rural issues and the determination to make a difference.

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism encourages talented young journalists who want to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation.

Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship encourages dedicated students to develop skills so they can make a positive contribution to the Australian Wine Industry. 

Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship encourage passionate students to focus on the different sectors of the NSW Dairy Produce Industry.

The RASF Community Futures Grant encourages young people to develop practical community development skills, further helping to cement the future of rural NSW.

RASF Community Kitchen (donated By Masters Home Improvements) encourages a NSW Rural and Regional community to renovate or a kitchen in existing community facility for broader benefit of their local community.

RAS News
NSW producers have dominated the major awards at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Deli Meat Competition, winning six of the nine Championships on offer last week at Sydney Showground.

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17 Sep 2014 
Marrickville producer, Pastabilities has won the major award at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Pasta Competition, taking home Champion Fancy Pasta for their ravioli butternut pumpkin, goat’s cheese and fresh sage egg pasta.

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16 Sep 2014 
Sydney-based producer Andrews Meat Industries has proved itself a cut above the rest at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Branded Beef Competition, winning a string of trophies including Grand Champion Grain Fed Beef.

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11 Sep 2014 
2012 President’s Medal winner and premium lamb producer, Milly Hill Pty. Ltd. has topped the honours list at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Branded Lamb competition, winning Champion Open Lamb Exhibit for their Premium Lamb Open Class 24-26 kilo

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10 Sep 2014 
Jelbonleigh Estate has taken home the major award at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Regional Food Competition, winning Champion Regional Food Exhibit and Champion Specialty Product for their Macadamia Nut Butter.

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09 Sep 2014 
Victorian producer, Cobram Estate has taken home the coveted title of Champion Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Show at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show this week.

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04 Sep 2014 
Lyndey Milan OAM, Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show Committee Chair is pleased to announce award-winning British journalist and presenter, Jane Parkinson as the 2015 international wine judge.

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22 Aug 2014 
Victorian dairy company Bulla Dairy Foods (Bulla) has beaten some of Australia’s most famous farming dynasties to be named the best food producer for 2014 by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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22 Aug 2014 


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