Applications for the 2017 Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program (VRCLP) scholarships will close on Monday, 31 October for Great South Coast, Loddon Murray, Fairley and Gippsland regions.

Scholarships will be provided to 10 emerging leaders in regional dairy communities through the provision of leadership training and skill development and will provide a life-changing experience for recipients.

Now in its 12th year, the scholarship program is a joint initiative between the Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the VRCLP and operates across the key dairying regions of Victoria to provide leaders with a unique opportunity to gain new skills and build their mentoring expertise.

To be eligible applicants must be working in the regional Victorian dairy industry on a farm or within the dairy supply chain.

The 2017 Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program will close on 31 October 2016, with the exception of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program which will open in April 2017 and close early June 2017.

For further information about the Community Leadership Programs or to download an application form, visit the respective regional leadership program websites:

Leadership Great South Coast: 

Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program:

Fairley Leadership (Goulburn Murray):

Gippsland Community Leadership Program:

Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program: