September 25, 2014
The State Government has announced 10 scholarships of $10,000 each will be offered to students wishing to study at a Queensland Agricultural College.
“Specifically, I am encouraging students from drought-hit regions who want to launch a career in agriculture to apply,” Agricultural Minister John McVeigh said today.
“We understand the drought is impacting on Queensland farming families.
“So far we have committed $62 million towards supporting drought-affected farmers, which includes water infrastructure rebates, transport concessions and land rental rebates.
“These scholarships will support the educational needs of young people in drought areas and provide an opportunity for those students who are passionate about a career in agriculture, but who may otherwise have missed out on the chance to study.”
Five scholarships will be offered for students studying the two-year Primary Industries Program at the Emerald Agricultural College, and five scholarships at the Longreach Pastoral College for the two year Extensive Livestock Production Program.
“Agriculture is one of the four pillars of our economy and the sector offers enormous career opportunities – I encourage those students interested to apply,” Mr McVeigh said.