Applications are now open for the 2016 Greenham Dairy Scholarship, which aims to encourage enthusiastic students between the ages of 17 and 45 as they undertake further education related to the dairy industry.
The highly prized award, to the value of $12000, is funded by HW Greenham and Sons and is open to family, sharefarmers and employees of farmers who have supplied cattle to the company’s Tongala meat processing plant during 2015.
‘‘It is really designed to support students who are passionate about and can contribute to shaping a positive future for the dairy industry,’’ HW Greenham and Sons joint managing director Grant Ryan said.
Applicants can use the scholarship to undertake formal study, farming-related courses or a recognised training program related to any area of dairy management.
Past winners of the Greenham Dairy Scholarship have pursued their interests in large herd veterinary issues, soil and pasture management, business and environmental management, animal sciences, breeding excellence and dairy technology.
Tatura’s Katherine Lang, who won in 2013, used the money for specialised study at the University of California.
She had already qualified for her Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and has now completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
The 2016 winner will be selected by an independent panel, comprising of representatives from education, community and the dairy industry.
Applications close on Friday, January 29.
■Application forms and information sheets are available by emailing scholarships@
greenham.com.au or visiting www.greenham.com.au