RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships

This financial support is not administered by the University.

Overview

Students in regional areas often have to relocate in order to study, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations. Fortunately, assistance in the form of a scholarship can help ease some worries and allow greater freedom to more regularly visit home and lend a hand.

This is more important than ever, with many Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Rural Scholarship recipients coming from drought-stricken towns and farms that need all hands helping whenever possible. Many applicants mention the financial burden of needing to return home to help in holidays and the resulting lost opportunity to work.

Our Rural Scholarship program goes a small way to ensure students from regional areas can chase the same education dreams as students from metropolitan areas.

Field of study

Any Discipline

Eligibility

Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural communities and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

Applicants for a Rural Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course at an approved Australian education provider
  • Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural NSW
  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify or the age of the applicant. You could be studying anything from physiotherapy, engineering, teaching, agricultural science, horticulture, medicine and commerce - and almost everything in between.

You could be studying at University, TAFE or VET courses, on campus or by distance learning. 

Benefits

Scholarships of up to $6,000 for full-time study or $3,000 for part-time study are available.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the 2021 RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships is 7th September 2020.

You can click the "Apply Now" on this page to begin the application process.

Further information

For general FAQs, you can click here