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RAS Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

Posted on : 01 September 2017

Scholarships - they are at the very heart of the not-for-profit Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

The RAS offers numerous valuable scholarships each year through its charitable arm, the RAS Foundation. Applications close on 30 September 2017 on four of these scholarships.

They are;

  • The JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism

  • Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship

  • RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship

  • Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism is offered to a journalism student who has a passion and desire to report on issues affecting rural and regional communities. It includes a $10,000 scholarship as well as practical work experience in the commercial media and the Sydney Royal Easter Show Media Centre.

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism was established to encourage quality coverage of rural and regional affairs by Australian journalists. It was created through a donation by Mr John B Fairfax AO and is managed by the RAS Foundation.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation to find out more about the scholarship and to complete the online application form.

The Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship is a grant designed to reward a tertiary student who is passionate about pursuing a career in the Australian wine industry.

A number of past recipients of the Wine Scholarship have gone on to successful careers as winemakers, either at their own wineries of for some of the nation’s leading winemaking names.

Applications for the 2018 award can be completed online through the RASF website
http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/sydney-royal-wine-study-scholarship/

The RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure an increased flow of skilled people to rural and regional NSW communities.

Scholarships are awarded to tertiary students based on financial need and desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW.

A record 64 recipients received grants in 2017.

Applications for the RASF 2018 Rural Scholarships can be accessed online at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/ras-rural-scholarships/

The Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship aims to foster the development of Australia’s next generation of NSW dairy produce industry leaders.

As well as a grant towards full-time or part-time study the successful recipient will also have the opportunity to steward at the 2018 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show in February.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/sydney-royal-dairy-produce-scholarship/ to find out more about the scholarship and to complete the online application form.

Murray Wilton, General Manager Agriculture & Sydney Royal Easter Show, is pleased to announce that 2018 scholarships will increase, with $6000 granted to full-time students and $3000 for part-time study, up from $5000 and $2500.

“The RAS Foundation is aware of the increasing costs for country students and the incredible difference our scholarships can make,” Mr Wilton said.

“Moving away from home in order to continue with education is a big decision and one that carries significant and growing costs for students.

Hopefully the increase in our scholarship will make a big difference as they pursue higher education,” he said.

Applications for the four scholarships detailed above close at 5pm, September 30, 2017.

Ends.

Visit www.rasf.org.au for more information on the RAS Foundation.

For further information please contact:
Roger White, Manager, Public Relations
p (02) 9704 1453 m 0478 092 425 e rwhite@rasnsw.com.au