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    Tertiary Scholarships

    Gardiner Dairy Foundation is proud to offer tertiary scholarships to up to seven individuals residing in Victorian dairy communities. Students must be commencing studies in 2021 to pursue a career that will either directly benefit the dairy industry and/or benefit dairy communities. Each scholarship is worth $10,000 per year and is available for the first three years of a scholar’s University or TAFE course.

    The Gardiner Dairy Foundation tertiary scholarships are named in recognition of services contributed to the dairy industry by Niel Black, Shirley Harlock, Jakob Malmo, Bill Pyle and Doug Weir.

    The Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s aims to continue to invest in emerging leaders and practices to help develop a long-term future for the dairy industry. Supporting rural people beginning tertiary study through our scholarship program contributes to achieving this goal.

    The Victorian dairy industry is an exciting industry with a multitude of career opportunities, employing approximately 50,000 people in diverse jobs ranging from engineering to international trade.

    Applications invite people who are:

    • Pursuing a career through their chosen course that will either directly benefit the dairy industry and/or benefit dairy communities
    • Commencing their first year of full-time tertiary study in 2021 (University or TAFE)
    • Required to move away from home to take up their chosen course
    • Australian citizens.

    Applications will be assessed and shortlisted on the following criteria:

    • Potential to make a positive contribution to the Victorian dairy industry or its rural communities
    • Academic commitment and achievement
    • Personal achievement and community involvement

    Please apply online and ensure that you have received an automatically generated reply as receipt of application.

    Download Tertiary Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility 2020

    Download Tertiary Scholarship – Application Form 2020 (word format) if you wish to apply using this application form please email it through to scholarships@gardinerfoundation.com.au

    Applications are currently closed and will reopen mid 2020

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