THE ROYAL Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation presented rural students studing in Armidale with scholarships to assist them with their education.
At a presentation at the University of New England on July 20, 16 students from rural backgrounds were awarded scholarships to help them reach their goal of working within the rural sector.
Students along with their families and stakeholders from UNE attended the evening.
The ceremony in Armidale was the first of three in the state which will present a total of 58 students with financial assistance.
RAS Foundation executive officer Kate Ross said it is the largest cohort of scholars introduced into the program since it began in 2011.
“This year the RAS Foundation will proudly support a diverse group of talented individuals, all with amazing and unique backgrounds,” she said.
“We have a single father, a Vietnamese refugee as well as a young Indigenous woman, who is the first of 52 grandchildren to go to University; and that’s just three of the 58.
A total of $1.4 million has gone to 300 recipients in the five years.
Recipients studying in Armidale include:
o Lachlan Barden - Narrabri
o Sally Beer - Deniliquin
o Jane Brien - Wellington
o Samuel Bush - Cootamundra
o Jessica Capps - Buxton
o Josie Clarke - Kempsey
o Eliza Coles - Boorowa
o Tara Langfield - Narrabri
o Cassie McBean - Raneleigh
o Keiley O'Brien - Gulgargambone
o Shae Parsons - Loomberah
o Harrison Sellers - Delegate
o Lachlan Smith - Mendooran
o Jaslyn Tuckwell - Bundeena
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