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Young Farmers Scholarships 2024 Offering $10,000 Funding Sponsorship

Are you a young farmer looking to advance your skills and invest in your career? The 2024 Young Farmer Upskill and Invest Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action (DEECA), is now open for applications! This is your chance to secure up to $10,000 in funding to enhance your knowledge and put your new skills into practice. Read on to find out more about this fantastic opportunity and how you can apply.

Benefits of Farmers Scholarship

The Young Farmers Upskill and Invest Scholarship offers:

  • Up to $5,000 for study: This can be used for courses, workshops, or other educational programs that will help you develop your skills.
  • Up to $5,000 for practical application: Invest in professional development, business planning, or on-farm activities to put your new knowledge to use.

Since its inception in 2015, this program has awarded scholarships to 117 young farmers, with 12 to 14 scholarships granted each year. The scholarship is designed to be flexible and fit with the demands and ambitions of young farmers and farm workers.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 35 at the time of the application close date.
  • Work in a food and fibre farm business in Victoria at least three days per week for the past three months.
  • Have at least two years of total on-farm experience.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident currently residing in Victoria.

Application Process and Deadline

Applying for the Young Farmers Upskill and Invest Scholarship is straightforward:

  1. Visit the Grants Online portal and click on the ‘Start New Application’ button here: https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/support-and-resources/networks/young-farmers/young-farmers-scholarships
  2. Draft and edit your application as needed before the final submission.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline at 5:00pm on Monday, 17 June 2024.

Zahira Bano

(Associate Editor) Zahira holds a PhD in Cosmetics Surgery and Pharma. She worked with Mashables and some other beauty and wellness blogs. She is also a well-known personality and educationist and has a large number of social following. She also writes on the female empowerment motivational topics in her leisure time. She is also a scholarship winner and mentor for students looking for studying abroad opportunities.

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