John James Woodward Rural Prize

Introduction

Established by Mrs Philippa Woodward and awarded to a student or students studying agriculture, with a focus on environmental preservation in particular rural and agricultural environments.  The Award takes into consideration those who can demonstrate financial need, with preference to students from a rural or regional background. 

The late Dr JJ Woodward (MBBS 1935) was a graduate of the University of Melbourne medical school who had a life-long interest in rural and environmental issues.

 

Scholarship Value

The Prize is valued at $2500. 

Eligibility

The Rural Prize is open for award annually to a high achieving student or students who are interested in the preservation of the environment, in particular rural and agricultural environments, and are in financial need, with preference to be given to student from a rural or regional background.

Terms & Conditions

Payments are genrally are paid in two instalments after Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.

  • Amounts are payable as a pro-rata if enrolment is less than full time
  • Full-time enrolment constitutes at least 37.5 points in one half-year period

Conditions

Award recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the award. This depends on the time of year when selection and awarding of the prize is done.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as At Risk of, or making unsatisfactory progress.

How to apply

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

- be enrolled to commence study in a Bachelor of Agriculture  or a Master of Agricultural Sciences

- demonstrate academic merit

- demonstrate financial need

- meet the rural student requirement

- submit a short statement to show your interest in the preservation of the environment, in particular rural and Agricultural environments.