John James Woodward Rural Prize (application required)

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 value is to be confirmed for 2018. The value was $2500 in 2017.

Eligibility

The John James Woodward 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.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Agriculture or a Master of Agricultural Sciences
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • demonstrate financial need*
  • meet the rural student requirement**
  • submit a statement to show your interest in the preservation of the environment, in particular rural and Agricultural environments. The statement should be between 500-1000 words.

* A seperate financial need assessment is required. This is completed online and the application form has the link to this assessment.

** Please note that preference is given to applicants that meet this requirement.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions

Award recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the award. 

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

Applications for 2018: Now open

Applications close 4 March 2018

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