2021 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards – Applications Now Open

2021 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards – Applications Now Open

The awards provide unique opportunities and financial support to motivated and bright young farmers and rural youth who will benefit from personal and professional development to support a successful career in their chosen field.

The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is an $8000 grant for a farmer (aged 18-40) to pursue further study, take a study tour or run a special project. DEW is committed to supporting communities and industry to make decisions and take action to ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.

The Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by PIRSA is a $5000 grant for rural young people (aged 18-30) working in a rural community, not necessarily in agriculture, to undertake further study in their chosen career with an ultimate benefit to their community.

The Lois Harris Scholarship sponsored by The Agricultural Bureau of SA is a $2000 scholarship for a first year student studying the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide. One scholarship is awarded each year, usually to a student entering the course with an excellent Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).

Applications for the 2021 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards are open until 5pm Wednesday 15th September 2021.

The 2021 awards will be presented at the Agricultural Bureau of SA’s annual Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner at The Terrace Function Centre in Evanston on Friday 29th October 2021.