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Scholarship is up for grabs

By Country News

Applications for Riverine Plains’ John Hanrahan Scholarship are now open.

The scholarship includes a bursary of $5000; access to work experience opportunities either with Riverine Plains, its partner organisation FAR Australia or through its networks; opportunities to gain knowledge with free access to all Riverine Plains events and networks and mentoring from one of the group’s current board members.

Riverine Plains treasurer and scholarship fund trustee Barry Membrey said the scholarship was named in honour of John Hanrahan, a successful and experienced farmer and respected community member from Coreen who died unexpectedly in 2014.

‘‘John was a great friend and supporter of Riverine Plains and he had a real enthusiasm for the types of ongoing research that Riverine Plains is involved with,’’ Mr Membrey said.

‘‘Through a generous donation made by the Hanrahan family, Riverine Plains has been able to establish a scholarship in John’s name to honour his passion for farming, his thirst for knowledge and his sense of community.’’

The John Hanrahan Scholarship is open to current first-year agriculture or agribusiness degree or diploma students, who will be entering their second year of studies in 2019.

Students must be aged between 18 and 30 years and be from the Riverine Plains region of north-east Victoria or the southern Riverina region of NSW.

Applications close on August 31.

■A Google account is needed to apply. To apply, visit: www.riverineplains.org.au