Scholarship Snapshot - Rural Bank - Farmer Focused - Future Driven

Thursday 30 November 2017

Going to University in 2018, but need some backing? Applications open 1 December 2017 and close 29 January 2018.


As the only Australian-owned and operated dedicated agribusiness bank in the country, Rural Bank, is committed to backing the Australian farming community.

We are pleased to be offering a scholarship program in 2018, as part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited Scholarship Program, to encourage young people to choose a career in the agricultural industry.




Study area

All – enrolled in agribusiness studies or studies that will enable student to contribute to the Australian agribusiness sector

Year of study

First year undergraduate degree


Two years (dependent upon academic performance)

Intention of Scholarship

Accommodation costs and/or other expenses directly related to the study of successful applicants (eg. course costs, study related materials/equipment, text books, tutoring)

Award Value (per student)

Award values remain at the discretion of the special Committee. Award value is $5,000 (per annum) based on previous year





To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • first year undergraduate in 2018 (first attendance at an Australian university)
  • studying full-time in 2018 (in an approved Australian course)
  • graduated from secondary school in either 2017 or in 2016 (took a gap year)
  • outstanding academic achievement and community involvement
  • demonstrate a career committment that will ultimately benefit excellence and leadership in agriculture


Australian citizen or permanent resident

Applications open

1 December 2017

Applications close

29 January 2018

How to apply

Please visit for more information.



Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and will be assessed on the submitted details that reference the established criteria.


Further Information

The website will contain full information from 1 December 2017. If you still have a query, please contact Community Enterprise Foundation™ on 1300 304 541 or Rural Bank on 1300 660 115

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