Longrenong College student Sam Bevan has been announced as the recipient of an ADAMA Australia sponsored scholarship in 2017.
The $5000 scholarship was open to students at the College who have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Agriculture course and are entering the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management course under the Rural Production Training Package in 2017.
“While it was a competitive group of students who applied for the scholarship, Sam’s application stood out because he expressed himself clearly and professionally, and because he clearly explained how the scholarship would benefit him and his learning,” ADAMA general manager of marketing Adam Phelan said.
“This scholarship presented an opportunity for ADAMA to offer support to a young person striving for a career in agriculture, which we are also able to do through our Young Agronomist of the Year award and our sponsorship of the Chris Lehmann Trust Young Cotton Achiever Award.
“It is great to be able to award this scholarship to Sam to support his studies in 2017, and we congratulate him for his successful application.”
Longerenong College is one of only a handful of agricultural colleges in Australia which offer practical training in agriculture, with the added bonus of a 1070 hectare property available for training. The hands-on training on a ‘real’ farm is a major drawcard for students wanting to get their hands dirty whilst gaining an accredited qualification.
“Scholarship support allows students to concentrate and fully focus on their respective studies, by taking away the financial pressure,” Longrenong College business development officer Donna Winfield said.
“There are many rewarding jobs in the agricultural sector, and a qualification from Longy will provide graduates an opportunity to pursue diverse careers.”
Head of Campus John Goldsmith said he was thrilled agricultural organisations including ADAMA offered financial support.
As part of the scholarship Sam will complete a project during 2017 involving research, investigation and field testing of Trapview trap technology that enables monitoring of Etielle moth in lentil crops.
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