A scholarship worth $10,000 is now open for local students in the Armidale, Glen Innes, Guyra and Inverell region, who are starting their university education in horticulture or agriculture.
The Costa Tomatoes New England Tertiary Scholarship is offered each year to a student who has finished their Year 12 studies and is embarking on their university education.
Tiffany Tarrant, who finished Year 12 at Duval High School in Armidale in 2019, was the 2020 recipient of the Costa Scholarship. She is about to start her second year of a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England.
"I always wanted to go into agriculture, I'm very passionate about the industry. When I got the scholarship, it was such a huge relief for my studies," Tiffany said.
"I have two younger sisters and I'm the first in my family to go to university. It took a lot of financial stress off and has really helped me pursue my passion.
"I would 100 per cent recommend anyone in the local area to put an application in. The financial support really allows you to focus on your studies. It's helped me to get the necessary textbooks and practical equipment.
"It's good to a see a large company like Costa supporting local students."
The Costa Tomatoes New England Tertiary Scholarship is open for applications until March 31.
It is open to 2020 Year 12 students residing in Guyra, Armidale, Glen Innes or Inverell area who are starting full-time study in 2021, in a relevant Agriculture/Horticultural degree at an approved Australian University.
Information is available on the Costa website.
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