STUDENTS committed to agriculture are encouraged to apply for a NSW Farmers' tertiary scholarship before mid February.
The association has been offering the eight scholarships, which are valued at $5000 each, for 10 years to students committed to helping farming and rural communities grow and prosper.
Students must be in their second year of university study, or first or second year of vocational study to be eligible. In addition, students, their partners, or parents must have held a full producer membership with the association during the past two years.
The chair of the association's selection panel Sarah Thompson said she was keen to reward students who show an enthusiasm and passion for agriculture and who demonstrate the ability to become future industry leaders.
"We encourage all eligible students to begin the application process now to avoid missing out on this great opportunity," she said.
Full details and application forms are available on the NSW Farmers' website nswfarmers.org.au. Forms must be completed and returned to the association by February 15, 2013.
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