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Rural Bank Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Australia, 2018


The Rural Bank will be awarding up to 15 new positions in 2018. The studentships are available to first-time undergraduate university students enrolled in studies that will enable them to contribute to the Australian agricultural industry.

This funding aims to support study-related expenses covering such things as accommodation costs, course costs, study materials and equipment, textbooks or tutoring.



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Application Deadline: January 29, 2018
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of agriculture.
Award: The sponsorship will provide each successful student with funding up to the value of $5,000 to assist with his or her tertiary studies.
Number of Awards: There are 15 scholarships available.
The award can be taken in Australia


Eligible Countries: Australian citizens are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: The scholarship criteria stipulate that the applicant:

  • Is a first-time undergraduate tertiary student in 2018;
  • Has been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college to study a bachelor degree that will enable them to contribute to the future of Australian agriculture;
  • Is a school leaver (or has taken a gap year);
  • Can demonstrate a career commitment that will ultimately benefit agriculture;
  • Is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Outstanding academic achievement and community involvement;
  • Can clearly demonstrate excellence in and passion for agriculture

Application Procedure:

  • Evidence of Tertiary Entry Score (compulsory)
  • e. ATAR notice
  • University or College Letter of Offer (compulsory)
  • A letter from you outlining how your university studies support your career objectives and will enable you to contribute to the Australian agriculture sector.
  • A referee letter supporting your application – this could be from a family member, good family friend, health professional, teacher or somebody in the industry you are seeking to work in (optional but recommended).

How to Apply:

To apply online:

  • Click on Apply now to be directed to the login page of Bendigo and Adelaide
  • Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation website
  • Click Register here to create your unique login
  • Fill in the requested details, clicking Register once complete
  • Commence your application!

Online Application

Scholarship Link