A scholar with practical skills

Growing up on a hobby farm gave Daniel Bosveld a keen interest in agriculture. At school he found himself being pulled towards science. Now he has combined both his interests.

Daniel is studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in his second year.

"I'm finding it quite exciting, it's all very new to me," says Daniel.

Daniel won the Neale Edwards Scholarship for Agricultural Science or Forestry this year.

"It gives me an opportunity to spend my holidays visiting farms and getting work experience in agriculture, rather than having to spend the holidays working," says Daniel.

While Daniel is in the second year of his degree, he is also looking into the future. Daniel took on work experience at Roberts in semester break, looking at their beef industry up in the North-West of the State.

“It was an amazing opportunity to get practical experience out in the field,” says Daniel.

My degree has good job opportunities and I'm really looking forward to working in the agricultural sector and being able to make a difference.

Bright agriculture student secures two scholarships

Esther Magor has always had a keen interest in science and working outdoors, it was only natural that she would end up studying agricultural science at the University.

“I didn't know that this is what I wanted to do I've always enjoyed science subjects and always enjoyed being outside. So, this is where I ended up,” says Esther.

Esther was the fortunate recipient of two scholarships in agriculture: The Costa North-West Scholarship in Agricultural Science; and the City of Devonport Lions Club Taste the Harvest Scholarship.

"I started picking fruit for a bit of extra cash over the summer, and it gave me exposure to agriculture and showed me all the different things involved."

Growing up in Devonport and studying her first year of a degree in Agricultural science in Hobart, Esther says that these scholarships will make a huge difference. Helping her with accommodation, living expenses, and costly textbooks.

I was applying for University and I thought I may as well apply for some scholarships. You can apply for multiple scholarships and many of them have similar or the same questions.

Esther isn’t looking too far into the future just yet, only just finishing college she wants to focus on her first year of University.

She sees herself out in the field in a couple of years looking for new ways to innovate and improve efficiency in Tasmania’s agriculture.

This article was written by University of Tasmania journalism student, Andre Abrego.

Find out more about scholarships at the University of Tasmania here.