Berkeley Vale’s Indiana Rhind has been announced as a 2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship recipient.
A program designed to kick start the next generation’s careers in agriculture, Rhind was one of just 14 university students from around the country to receive a scholarship following an extensive judging process that focused on the applicants’ commitment to agriculture, leadership potential and career aspirations.
Rhind is sponsored by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and will receive $10,000 over two years to assist with her study and living expenses for the final two years of her degree.
On top of the bursary, she will also receive professional development workshops and work placements to kick start her career in agriculture, access to industry leaders, and opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.
AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey, congratulated Rhind and her fellow scholars and said he was proud that AgriFutures was playing a part in cultivating the next generation of leaders in the agriculture field.
“We are thrilled to welcome our 2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship winners, selected from a talented pool of over 85 applicants.
“It is very exciting to see the quality, passion and drive coming into our industries.
“Our scholarship program also creates a unique opportunity for students to experience career pathways they may not have otherwise been exposed to, which helps to set them up for a long and successful career in agriculture,” said Harvey.
Rhind, who is studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours at the University of Southern Queensland was thrilled to receive the scholarship and thanked CRCNA, who will support her Horizon journey.
“I feel absolutely honoured to have this opportunity.
“Not only will it open doors and connect me with industry professionals, but I will have the opportunity to explore different career pathways through exciting placements.
“I’m excited to meet all of the other students involved in the program, learn more about the challenges and trends across the agricultural sector and also learn how I can have a positive impact on the future of Australian agriculture,” said Rhind.
Press release, Apr 6
Brooke Croft, AgriFutures Australia