Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton says that two out of 16 Scholarships through the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have been awarded to young scholars from the Parkes Electorate.
Mr Coulton congratulated Felicity Taylor of Moree and Jack Scifleet of Binnaway on receiving the Horizon Scholarship.
“The Horizon Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates to encourage them to continue to make a contribution to our rural communities,” said Mr Coulton.
“I first met Felicity through her involvement in the Moree Showgirl Competition. I certainly wish her well as she progresses with her Bachelor of Agriculture, Economics at the University of Sydney.”
“I also congratulate Jack Scifleet from Binnaway who is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney.”
Mr Coulton said that the Horizon Scholarships program, which is sponsored by industry participants, is an important scheme which fosters future leaders in the agricultural sector.
“Both Felicity and Jack have shown their commitment to their local communities through involvement in civic life throughout their schooling years.”
“The importance of productivity and advanced business skills in Agriculture is increasing. Young people who are passionate about the rural industry understand this and continue to professionalise the industry.”
“Congratulations to Felicity and Jack and I encourage students looking to study in agricultural related fields to consider applying for a Horizon Scholarship in the future,” Mr Coulton said.
The Horizon Scholarship provides a $5000 bursary for the duration of their degree as well as professional development workshops and mentoring, industry work placements and networking opportunities.