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2013 Horizon Scholarship recipients announced 17 Apr 2013

A group of 13 undergraduate students passionate about Australia's rural sector have been awarded Horizon Scholarships.

The Horizon Scholarship - now in its fourth year - is designed to promote the dynamic and diverse career pathways that agriculture can offer students entering tertiary education, while helping to address the chronic shortage of trained professionals entering primary industries.

The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, in partnership with industry sponsors.

Under Scholarship, industry and government sponsors support the students throughout the course of their undergraduate studies by providing them with a financial bursary and professional support in the form of mentoring, professional development workshops and industry placements. 

The 2013 Horizon Scholarship students and their sponsors are: 

Ria Garside, Bachelor of Agribusiness, University of Queensland 
Sponsor: Meat and Livestock Australia 

Laura Bruce, Bachelor of Agriculture/Law, University of New England 
Sponsor: Australian Egg Corporation Limited

Matthew Rogan, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Queensland 
Sponsor: Sugar Research and Development Corporation 

Alexandra Trinder, Bachelor of Agriculture Science, Charles Sturt University 
Sponsor: McCaughey Memorial Institute 

Paul Sanderson, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University 
Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Kate Johnston, Bachelor of Rural Science, University of New England
Sponsor: Meat and Livestock Australia 

Mikaela Baker, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University
Sponsor: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (Chicken Meat Program)

Jessica Kirkpatrick, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University
Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Emily Miller, Bachelor of Agribusiness, Curtin University
Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Declan McCauley, Bachelor of Agriculture Science, University of Western Australia
Sponsor: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Claudia Raleigh, Bachelor of Agriculture Science, Charles Sturt University
Sponsor: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Charlie French, Bachelor of Agribusiness, University of New England
Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Alana Johnson, Bachelor of Agriculture, University of New England
Sponsor: Cotton Research and Development Corporation

For more information on this year’s scholars, including bio’s, visit http://www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon