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Rob Ashman Scholarship - OPEN

Scholarship to help build the agricultural industry into the future – open for 2018
University students studying an agriculture associated degree are encouraged to apply for the Rob Ashman Memorial scholarship.
Hassad Australia and the South East Premium Wheat Growers’ Association (SEPWA) have combined to support the next generation of agricultural leaders who will take up the challenge of farming in the future.
The Rob Ashman Memorial Scholarship is targeted at young people who are passionate about the future of agriculture and who are ready to expand their networks and learn new skills. The scholarship is in honour of Rob Ashman who sadly took his life in 2015 after suffering from depression for many years. Rob managed properties for Hassad Australia within the Esperance Port Zone and was also an active member of SEPWA.
The scholarship is about capacity building in agriculture but also to raise awareness of depression in rural Australia. It supports students commencing or currently studying agriculture related fields at university. The successful recipient will receive a bursary of $3500 to assist with costs associated with studying. They will also be required to do a week’s work experience with SEPWA that will provide them with first-hand exposure to modern agricultural practices. The scholarship recipient will be selected based on their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school and university academic records.
It will be advantageous that the recipient is from the Esperance Port Zone (EPZ), or aspires to work in the EPZ in the future.
The scholarship is available for 12 months with the option to re-apply annually. Applications close on February 16, 2017.
To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to Niki Curtis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0447 908 311 for more information.