Tasmanians wanting to study agriculture or business in 2020 have access to up to $160,000 in financial support thanks to Give for Good providing eight scholarships to the University of Tasmania, six of which are new.
Domino’s registered charity Give for Good has introduced four new scholarships for students starting a Bachelor of Business and doubled their number of Agriculture scholarships from two to four.
The scholarship expansion means wider financial support for students coming to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and new support for students wanting to study at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE).
TSBE Executive Dean Stuart Crispin welcomed the new scholarships and the positive impact they would have on developing the next generation of business talent.
“We want to make studying business more accessible to students in regional Tasmania, and these new scholarships will provide practical support to help make the transition from home to university,” Associate Professor Crispin said.
“Studying business offers a broad range of career prospects in a supportive environment like Tasmania. Employers are increasingly looking for people who can identify opportunities, think flexibly, solve problems, improve productivity and create value. Our graduates are very well-equipped to meet these needs and contribute to the State’s economic growth.”
University of Tasmania Executive Director Advancement Kate Robertson said scholarships such as Give for Good make a significant difference to the experience of students.
“We value the contributions of organisations such as Give for Good whose support gives local students the chance to shine,” she said.
Scholarships of $5000 per year are available to students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit, and who live in a rural area. Students will be supported for up to four years, including an optional honours year.
“We are delighted to support our local communities through access to education for the next generation of entrepreneurs, leaders and scholars,” Give for Good Director of Giving John Harney said.
“We hope that by providing this support, students will be able to focus on their studies and become educated, motivated leaders in their communities.”
Scholarship applications will close 31 October. Further information is available online:
A video about current Agriculture and Business scholars at TIA is available to download here.
Pictured: Current Give for Good scholars Amy Madsen and Georgia Griggs, 2nd year Bachelor of Agriculture and Business students at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA).