Horizon Scholarship winners
Horizon Scholarship winners

The Scholarship

School leavers looking to start an agriculture-related university degree are being encouraged to apply for the prestigious Horizon Scholarship.

Applications for the Horizon Scholarship are now open and need to be submitted by 30 January 2015.

The Horizon Scholarship, an initiative of RIRDC in partnership with industry sponsors, provides $5,000 per year for the duration of a student's university degree.

The Horizon Scholarship also offers students annual industry work placements that give them first-hand exposure to modern agricultural practices, access to industry leaders, professional development workshops and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.


To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship students must be entering their first year of university and studying a degree related to agriculture, such as agricultural science, rural science, livestock/animal science, veterinary science, agribusiness or plant science. Student must also have started their tertiary studies no longer than two years after leaving high school.

Closing date

Applications close on 30 January 2015 and shortlisted applicants must be available for a telephone interview in late February 2015. The Scholarship winners are announced at the end of February 2015.

Application forms can be donwloaded from the RIRDC website at www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon or by contacting RIRDC on 02 6271 4132

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