Blundstone extends scholarship to support agricultural education and jobs

Along with the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania, we’re proud to continue our commitment to the Blundstone Scholarship for Agribusiness to provide ongoing support to the rural communities who have been committed to us for almost 150 years.

The scholarship was originally established by Blundstone to get the new Associate Degree in Agribusiness off to a strong start in 2017, with a generous donation of $120,000. In 2018, the State Government agreed to match Blundstone with $60,000 to maintain the overall level of support.

Blundstone CEO, Steve Gunn says that the company is committed to strengthening the long-term future of the industry.

“We’ve always understood that our business – like so many others in the State – depends on the work and the output of our farmers, and that they in turn depend on a whole network of suppliers, agents, contractors and consultants,” he said.

“The associate Degree is aimed at skilling up the people who will staff farms and businesses across this wide spectrum, and help give them an edge to keep our industry competitive and indeed at the forefront in global agriculture.”

“We know that study can be a burden on students, especially if it involves travelling and purchasing study materials, and we are confident that the support of up to $4,000 a year does make a real difference and enable many students to embark on this journey with some confidence,” Mr Gunn said. 

The Scholarship is available for commencing and continuing students. It pays $4,000 a year to full-time students, for up to two years, or is pro-rated for part-time students for up to four years.

Applications for the Scholarship are open until 28 February 2019 and eligible students are encouraged to consider applying.

Details can be found online via the UTAS website