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Thirteen recipients of the Horizon Scholarship announced 07 Apr 2015

Thirteen young Australians with a love of agriculture and the capability to be future leaders have each been awarded the prestigious Horizon Scholarship. 

Developed to help address the shortage of trained professionals entering primary industries and designed to promote the diverse career pathways that agriculture offers, the Horizon Scholarship attracts Australia’s best and brightest young tertiary students.

The students are studying for degrees such as agricultural science and animal and rural sciences at universities across the country, and all are committed to a career in primary industries after their studies.

Under the Scholarship, which is an initiative of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation, industry sponsors support the students throughout the course of their undergraduate studies by providing them with financial assistance and professional support in the form of mentoring, professional development workshops and industry placement.

The 2015 Horizon Scholarship students, the degree they are studying and their sponsors are:

Jasmine Whitten from Hughenden, Queensland; Bachelor of Rural Science, University of New England. Sponsor: Australian Egg Corporation Limited

- Camilla a'Beckett from Middle Park, Victoria; Bachelor of Agriculture, University of Melbourne. Sponsor: Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC)

Scott Nevison from Gordon, New South Wales; Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness, University of Sydney. Sponsor: CRDC

Royce Pichford from Echunga, South Australia; Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Adelaide. Sponsor: Australian Wool Innovation

Matthew Champness from Hamilton, Victoria; Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University. Sponsor: Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

Nicholas Grant from Temora, New South Wales; Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University. Sponsor: GRDC

Elicia Jitming Lim from Beverley Hills, New South Wales; Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness, University of Sydney. Sponsor: GRDC

Eliza Seymour from Buderim, Queensland; Bachelor of Science/Commerce, University of Queensland. Sponsor: GRDC

Jack McIntosh from Bathurst, New South Wales; Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Charles Sturt University. Sponsor: RIRDC

Roxanne Mostert from Redmond, Western Australia; Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Western Australia. Sponsor: GRDC 

Caitlyn Daffey from Ballarat, Victoria; Bachelor of Veterinary Science, James Cook University. Sponsor: Meat & Livestock Australia

Alison Gill from Craigburn Farm, South Australia; Bachelor of Science (Advanced), University of Adelaide. Sponsor: GRDC

Amy Munro from Cumnock, New South Wales; Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Charles Sturt University. Sponsor: RIRDC 

Profiles of each of the recipients and more information about the Horizon Scholarship can be found at www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon