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RAS Foundation bets on the future of regional communities

Posted on : 01 July 2020

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) has continued its mission to build strong and vibrant rural and regional NSW communities by investing in the next generation with the announcement of its 2020 Rural Scholarship program recipients.

The scholarship program, which is awarded to regional and rural students studying at a New South Wales University or TAFE aims to support those seeking further education with the goal of injecting their new skills back into rural areas.

This year the RASF granted seventy-two scholarships to students across a variety of fields in New South Wales.

RASF Manager Cecilia Logan believes all 2020 scholarship recipients are particularly well-deserving and represent a bright future for rural and regional areas.

“It is not an easy task to uproot your life and relocate to reach your goals, however, it is often the journey regional and rural NSW students have to undergo to achieve further education and training,” Mrs Logan said

“The Rural Scholarship program was designed to support this journey; giving students the freedom to study without the stress and financial challenges brought about by the need to relocate.

“Each recipient announced today is a tremendous ambassador for country NSW, and we look forward to following their progress as they work towards achieving their goals.”

The RAS Rural Scholarships offer financial grants of $6,000 for full-time study and $3,000 for part-time study to assist students who are passionate about contributing to the future of rural and regional communities.

This year the RASF has invested over $400,000 in Rural Scholarships, the JB Fairfax Award for Regional & Rural Journalism and Communications and the Sydney Royal Wine Study and Assessment scholarships. 2021 Scholarship rounds open July 1 2020. For more information visit

Media Contact:
Nicola Dalby

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About the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation:

The RAS Foundation is a charitable foundation that encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong and sustainable rural and regional communities through a range of targeted grants and scholarships.

Visit for more information on the RAS Foundation.


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