Angus Australia

Trans-Tasman Exchange Scholarship

The recipient of the Trans-Tasman Travel Bursary will embark on a self guided tour around New Zealand, visiting Angus studs, commercial operations, feedlots and attend field days and sales. The exchange will involve moving throughout the country experiencing the New Zealand beef industry and the strength of the Angus breed globally.

Sponsored  by  the  New  England  Travel  Centre  and  the  Angus  Australia  Foundation,  the  scholarship  provides  annually  an  Angus  Australia  member  aged  between18 and 30 years of age the opportunity to travel around New Zealand.

The  bursary  covers  return  airfares  for  the  recipient  to  travel  to  New  Zealand,  $1000  spending  money  and  assistance  to  organize  a  tour  to  various  seed-stock  and  commercial breeders across the country.

The  scholarship  recipient  is  encouraged  to  spend  at  least  four  weeks  in  New  Zealand  to  make  the  most  of the opportunity.

The Angus Australia network of staff, members and affiliated groups can provide assistance and insight to develop a tour to the recipients interest.

Eligibility:· 

  • Applicants  must  be  aged  between  18  and  30  years of age
  • Applicants must be members of Angus Youth/Angus Australia (membership forms may be completed with  application)

How to Apply for the scholarship:

Please complete the application form found on the Angus Australia  Website.  Applicants  will  then  be  short listed and   notified.   Shortlisted   applicants   may   have   an interview over the phone or in person at the Angus Youth National Roundup.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated  commitment  to  the  Angus  breed  and the wider beef industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive in networking and time management.
  • Applicants that can provide research on what they would like to do and see in New Zealand and provide a draft overview of the objective of their trip will be looked upon favorably.
  • The successful candidate will be considered an ambassador for Angus Youth and should be able to demonstrate these qualities

Conditions of receiving the Scholarship

  • The successful recipient must agree to attend an official awards presentation.
  • The scholarship is valid for one year and cannot be deferred.
  • Within 6 weeks of returning from New Zealand, a full trip written report must be given to the Angus Australia Foundation.

For more information contact: Jake Phillips, Angus Australia Breed Development Officer youth@angusaustralia.com.au | 0401 261 217

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