The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation recognised its 2017 Rural Scholarship recipients at a presentation ceremony at Sydney Showground.
The event followed two regional ceremonies hosted in Wagga Wagga and Armidale, at which guests celebrated the achievements of 64 inspiring Rural Scholars who share a commitment to the future of rural and regional NSW.
RAS Foundation executive officer Kate Ross said since the inception of the Rural Scholarship Program this was the largest group of scholars awarded yet, and was thrilled the Foundation would again provide a springboard for country students to achieve their educational goals.
“This year the RAS Foundation will proudly support a diverse group of talented individuals, all with amazing and unique backgrounds, who are passionate about rural and regional NSW,” Ms Ross said.
The RAS Foundation has awarded over $1.7m to over 370 rural scholarship recipients since 2011.
“Each of the students on our program is passionate about making a difference in their chosen field. This variety reflects the diversity of skills that rural and regional communities require to flourish and prosper,” Ms Ross said.
The RAS Foundation’s 2018 Scholarships are open for applications and provide $6000 for full-time study and $3000 for part-time study. To apply click here